The gas bill saga

Hello friends, This is a bit of an unusual post for me, but I just wanted to share an experience I had recently in the hope that maybe it will help someone else out. In January this year, I received an ENORMOUS gas bill ($450 for a quarter for a one-bedroom apartment, gas only on […]

The exclusionary language of inclusion

I have this horrible, sinking feeling that much of the work that was done to encourage tolerance has backfired. Instead of actually encouraging inclusiveness, the language of tolerance is now used by many as an excuse to never reconsider their opinions. Language designed to encourage inclusiveness has become a way to justify exclusion. I’m glad […]

On Therapy

About 8 months ago, in May last year, I had a mini-breakdown. It had been a long time coming.  Too many years of suppressing problems and not actually dealing with the stuff that had been hurting me, and certainly not dealing with it right. I’d gotten to a place that like, or a place that […]

I'm back, baby

So I’m no longer writing regularly for the USSC blog.  Strangely, as soon as blogging was a “job”, I found it amazingly difficult to do.  I wasn’t nearly as inspired, and not at all articulate.  The moment it became a must-do, it was something un-fun. So I’m crossing full time blogger off the potential career […]