Taking great pride and a certain smug superiority because I was non-partisan, I wrote about how I could see the value of both sides of the liberal-conservative political equation. I talked about the solid bedrock that underlay the traditional conservative worldview. I tempered my liberal views with a generous sprinkling of moderation and a conviction…
Author: Random Writer
A fragmented opposition has always been the goal.
Sat down to read, fell asleep, woke up to a massive twitter purge of journalists. Musk’s thin skin is not really the cause, deplatforming opposing voices is. I’m convinced that Musk is the point person in an effort to destroy Twitter’s effectiveness as a vehicle for pro-democracy voices. The authoritarian right has been on the…
“Looking for Sean O’Mallery.”
© J.D. Random November, 2022 “Looking for Sean O’Mallery.” Suddenly, his mind filled with the memory of bells, and he smiled. He didn’t know where he’d heard the bells; it seemed only a fragment of a dream. For the third afternoon in a row, he wandered the park during his lunch break, and for the…
The Lies Depression Tells You
Depression told me many lies while I was ill. These are the BIG THREE.
Learning to be Myself
My journey to find myself after severe depression.
The lessons I’ve learned over my more that three decades in the classroom.
Friday 5, Evening Edition
One Today is the last day of my 30th (I think) summer break. Life as a teacher is full of challenges, but June, July, and August are not three of them. NO, we DO NOT get paid for doing nothing… They paid us for 183 days of service, but they spread it out over 12…
One For the past four weeks, I haven’t been writing much. My family was traveling for the first two and a half then I was blessed with my first bought of Covid-19. I’ve just about recovered from Covid, still have a slight cough, but I’ve not tested positive in almost a week. Covid is now…
One Took last week off because when Dobbs vs. Jackson was handed down, I couldn’t even function, let alone write about it. I did Tweet… a lot, and I’m going to be including some of those tweets here as well. The actions taken by the SCOTUS as they ended their 21-22 term have been the…
Friday 5! Late Night Addition (Again…)
One I’ve been sober for six months. Not because I was an addict, but I was definitely abusing alcohol. I was using it to numb myself so that my depression was less hellish… it didn’t help, but it felt like it was and so I drank. Then I had blood work done and my Dr….