the (alleged) real world

I have a firm conviction that if you give someone a warm meal and a hot shower, they can do nearly anything they set their minds to that day.  Which is why my first and preferred charities have always been food banks. For several years, I ran #WillWriteToFeedOthers, wherein I wrote a story in November, […]

Civics 101: My duty, my obligation, and my pleasure.

Boom. Done. I love having the ballot box just down the street. A nice walk, some fresh air, and my civic duty is done. And no, I don’t miss the “community-building” elements of single-day polling place voting at all. It was stressful and occasionally inconvenient, and they weren’t even offering cookies any more. And drop-off […]