The new normal foisted upon us by the coronavirus pandemic has fully exposed every fault line in American society. The retail apocalypse is here and the empty Sears at my local mall proves it. Of course, the carrion crow that is Amazon continues to feed off the leftovers. Three years ago, I wrote glowingly about … Continue reading Conscious Consumerism
Millennials get a lot of crap. We're stuck in childhood, we lived with our parents too long, we're killing the napkin industry and business formal dress codes, etc etc. Of course, a lot of Boomers act like we haven't experienced three recessions; the collective trauma of 9/11 and repeated mass shootings; and the realization that … Continue reading Millennials Are The Torchbearer Generation
We are fully two months into the pandemic. Everything has changed and at the same time, not much. Many states (Texas included) have decided to reopen, often based on data that was incomplete, flawed or outright manipulated. Individual counties are trying to keep people safe, but fighting a losing battle because apparently, white people think … Continue reading Social distancing ad inifitum
It's Day 11 of the quarantine. The hardest part for me is staying on task with working from home and not being glued to the news all day. The upside is that I no longer have an excuse not to make time for working out. We use one of the spare bedrooms for a … Continue reading Notes from the field
It's day 10 of quarantine. Okay, "social distancing" or "self-isolation" would be more accurate, but quarantine sounds better. Suffice it to say that "life comes at you fast." Since I last wrote, I had a bittersweet but relaxing Christmas season at home. My in laws were out of the country and I missed my family … Continue reading Life on Lockdown
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7n65rVz95Y "Bad Bitch Support Group" on HBO's A Black Lady Sketch Show I saw this sketch back when it first aired and it got me thinking. What's so bad about being basic? I admit to being guilty of using the word right up until I realized that maybe I wasn't as bougie as I thought. … Continue reading What’s wrong with basic?