The Truest Americans

It is obvious to me: groups of citizens simply trying to be respected for and in-spite of their color, creed, or culture fundamentally represent the values of This Great Nation. An angry fire deep in my belly ignites when people with hate and disrespect growing like a weed in their mouth claim to be the truest representation of American values. … More The Truest Americans

Captain Wayne

People tend to wax poetic about the relationship between fathers and daughters and I think a lot of it is way off base, borderline creepy (looking at you, TLC), and does a disservice to women with Not Great Fathers. You don’t have to have Atticus Finch for a father to become an intelligent, stable, loving, independent woman. Period. … More Captain Wayne

The First Adventure

Spring never fails to swing the whole world into a clichéd dictionary of adjectives: rejuvenation, rebirth, recycle, re-do-your-blog. As a nearly thrice degreed academic, you might think all the optimism and cyclical cheer of Spring would have been pulled out of me. I assure you, it’s not. I’m not above the intoxicating scent warm air and damp clouds … More The First Adventure