There are many legitimate reasons to be cynical in this world, but I’ve decided to assume that my fellow Americans are generally really smart people. And for those of you who are very intelligent yet still “confused” about “What the truckers want,” I offer you this simple essay. My seven-year-old now understands the nuances, so please trust me, you can understand too! Lots of our politicians are in the dark, so this essay is also for them.
A lot of smart people have been writing a lot of interesting commentary concerning the Truckers’ Convoys, and I am finding inspiration in it. All these bits of reading I sneak in small doses through the day, until one of my children threatens to take my phone away since I’m setting a bad example of screen use. I’m just one person reading about dystopian Present Moments in between folding diapers and teaching piano lessons…but I appreciate knowing how many of us are out there (well, not specifically folding diapers, but Wishing to Actively Reject Dystopia).
Musings of a Heretical Feminist
After 2016, I asked a rhetorical question any time I engaged in just about any discussion about politics: “Why on earth would anyone in their right mind vote for Donald Trump, especially if they were female?!” I never expected anyone to answer, and I never paused to listen after I asked the question anyway.
I felt I was being witty. At the time, I also felt that Donald Trump was a crude, unintelligent, misogynistic, spoiled rich boy with racist tendencies.
When I try to answer my children’s questions, I am so furious that I can barely speak.
I choose my words slowly. “Many grownups around you have failed.”
Never have I wished so strongly to be wrong than when I remember predictions I made back in March of 2020. And instead, for two years and counting, we have collectively failed and keep failing at the primary goal of any society: protecting our children.
January 26, 2022
To the Editor at the Cape Gazette;
David Tam and the Executive Staff at Beebe Healthcare;
Terry Murphy and the Executive Staff at Bayhealth;
Janice Nevin and the Executive Staff at ChristianaCare;
Judi Sciple and the president and leadership at Del Tech; and
All local businesses and organizations that have implemented Covid Vaccine Mandates for staff, faculty, students, visitors, and members:
The other day I got this letter from a dear friend, and I present it to you here, in its entirety, because this friend is a very good writer and thinker and you may appreciate the stories described therein. If you wish to reply, I will forward your emails along; I have removed my friend’s name and location.
Where Are You, Fellow Left-Wing, Liberal Progressives?
A letter was published in our local paper yesterday that made the usual arguments in favor of Covid vaccine mandates, and masking in a rude, inflammatory tone: https://www.capegazette.com/article/are-you-nut/232185 I started to respond, and then changed my mind. Here is what I wrote instead:
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
To the Editor:
Covid Vaccine Mandates are Ineffective and Unethical
To the Editor of Cape Gazette:
To The Editor:
On the evening of October 25, several hundred people showed up for a medical freedom town hall, hosted by the Delaware Medical Freedom Alliance in a large-size ballroom at The Sands in Rehoboth Beach.