My Open Letter to City Designers

I originally wrote this email for the Des Moines City Council. For the past year, I’ve adjusted the verbiage to reflect what I’ve heard in their City Council Meetings with the Public. I also adjust the bullet points and actions I (and others) wish to see them take. Otherwise, most of the letters are verbatim… Continue reading My Open Letter to City Designers

Ways of Learning

Curiosity, Creativity, Compassion, and Cooperation are the 4 C’s of human nature. A fifth C is the darker side of our nature: Control. In past (and non-western or Indigenous) societies, they educated their youth through self-directed learning that required a high level of respect, cooperation, creativity, and mutual exploration. Adults guided the children rather than… Continue reading Ways of Learning

Building Coalition for Change is Hard but Crucial

This article will discuss US politics. Content Warning for discussion of transphobia, racism, genocidal ideology, and sexism. Concerning the Series of Terrible Supreme Court Decisions All four of these decisions cause tremendous harm to our society, and they all build off each other. The ‘fund private religious schools’ is a way for conservatives to eliminate… Continue reading Building Coalition for Change is Hard but Crucial

My Open Letter to City Designers

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I originally wrote this email for the Des Moines City Council. For the past month, I’ve adjusted the verbiage to reflect what I’ve heard in their City Council Meetings with the Public. I also adjust the bullet points and actions I wish to see them take. Otherwise, most of the…

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Omicron and Pandemic Mitigations

Ok. Y’all, Listen Up. Time to do a breakdown of what we know of the new variant – Omicron. First off, let’s look at this Pretty-But-Terrifying-Image of the genetic sequencing of all the known variants of COVID19. Why is it alarming? Look at that red line that shoots out on the right hand side. That’s… Continue reading Omicron and Pandemic Mitigations

Let’s Unlearn Capitalism Myths

I think this needs said: The framework that society shoved into us is capitalistic and it tries to teach us that the capitalistic view of reality is the ONLY view. This socialization is full of myths that aren’t actually true. There are many worlds within our biosphere of Earth, and we need to understand that… Continue reading Let’s Unlearn Capitalism Myths

Deconstructing worldviews

“The notion of a “one-world-world” (OWW) is predicated on the West’s ability to arrogate to itself the right to be “the world” and to relegate all other worlds to its rules, to a state of subordination, or to nonexistence. It is thus an imperialist, colonial notion.” (chapter 1 of Pluriverse Politics by Arturo Escobar) So… Continue reading Deconstructing worldviews

Nucleation Review

Nucleation by Kimberly Unger Overall Thoughts: For a science fiction tale, this book not only impressed me with its use of physics, specifically entanglement of particles, but blew me away with its scope of imagination. The characters leapt off the page with such personality, and the book kept twisting and turning with surprises every step… Continue reading Nucleation Review

There Is No Moderates

Y’all, I think most won’t like what I got to say, but it needs said: There is no such thing as a middle ground. There is no moderate in America. You are either: 1. for genocide OR 2. Not for genocide. Republican party has thrown their lot in with number 1 to the point they… Continue reading There Is No Moderates

We Are the Fire

We Are the Fire By Aidan Zingler Words pull push, agitate, infuriateI’m the fury of the world not seen.I beg, I cajole, I reason, I askI’m the pain of the dead not seen.Time is running out, time is running Black Lives burn bright and extinguish, Stars howl their sorrow at their lossDisabled flames smolder and… Continue reading We Are the Fire