Ruminations on a Jewelry Store

My comrade on the street You haven’t slipped my mind A cardboard slab for comfort Smudged pleas, a soaked sign In the doorway of decadence Resting feet away from salvation Bars and locks deny you Your life is worth more Yet stones are given shelter Your rest will be disturbed Kicked by little pig hooves […]

On Mental Health: Keeping your Brain in the Fight.

Before I start the full piece today I wanted to offer some quick resources right away for anyone experiencing mental health distress. For Canada: https://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/en/ Number: 1.833.456.4566 https://www.ccmhs-ccsms.ca/mental-health-resources-1 (Links to useful numbers/organizations for adults and youth in need) https://cmha.ca/ (Canadian Mental Health Association has brochures, resource links, and news) For USA: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/talk-to-someone-now/ Number: 1-800-273-8255 https://www.mhanational.org/ […]

Ally: An Outdated Fair-weather Word.

Once upon a time, the word “ally” used to mean something, but it has since been co-opted and corrupted. Fair-weather friends, white guilt mourners, corporations, and vapid celebrities/politicians have taken the word and abused it for their own benefit. It has become a term that “others” folks and pedestals ourselves. Ally seems to suggest that […]