Lists About Important and Silly Stuff, Overcoming Self-loathing and Anxiety, Politics and Love, Uncategorized

Five Really Good Things the President Taught Me (In Spite of Himself)

This was me after the 2016 election. Also me. It got really bad in late January and February.  I started doing things like this. And this. I turned into a churning stew of anxiety, anger, fear, and melancholy. I wanted to do something. To change something. I wanted to help. To make things better. But… Continue reading Five Really Good Things the President Taught Me (In Spite of Himself)

Politics and Love

Politically Appalled and Emotionally Overwhelmed

I have felt appalled and overwhelmed lately. I think you probably have, too. We are in one of the most politically tumultuous periods in recent history, and it can be completely overwhelming.   Most days when I read the news, I will admit that my first reaction is generally, “What fresh hell is this?”[1] (I’ve… Continue reading Politically Appalled and Emotionally Overwhelmed