It’s been one year to the day since I last saw my dad. Today’s his birthday. On his birthday last year, I stopped by on my way to work and spent a few minutes with him, laughing and talking, and then we hugged and I went on about by day, never knowing that weeks later he’d be on a ventilator in the hospital dying of … Continue reading One year later
Henry Clark liked reading the announcements to the congregation every Sunday morning. It almost made him feel like a reporter, keeping folks informed of all the goings on in Rusty Creek. Not that much of anything ever happened in Rusty Creek, but when it did, he made sure everyone knew about it. Henry was also the coordinator of the visitation committee, and as such it was his … Continue reading Community Spread
Pictured left to right: Jim Inhofe, James Lankford, Kevin Stitt I hear all this high-minded feelgood talk coming out of some of our politician’s mouths about all the things they’re supposedly doing for us. How they’re looking out for small business owners and “essential workers” promising to “keep everyone safe.” Cut the shit, alright? You talk the talk and institute a lot of symbolic gestures … Continue reading State of Oklahoma to its citizens: “We don’t care about you.”
What a clusterfuck this whole pandemic response has turned into. From the getgo, we’ve been fed a lot of contradictory info and advice, and that’s because the people in charge don’t know what the fuck they’re talking about, either. No one knows anything, really. We weren’t prepared for this. We crashed the country and took away people’s ability to earn a living without giving them … Continue reading PanDUMBic
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I’ve been watching (because it’s in my face and I can’t avoid it) this heated exchange between people who are gung-ho about opening everything back up vs those who want to keep everything locked down for awhile longer. You call these people idiots for wanting to go back to work, but from what position are you judging them? Are your basic needs assured? Are you … Continue reading You both have a point.
I sometimes have a hard time sitting back and being entertained by a book, movie or TV show. All I can think about the entire time is writing and creating. Even when I’m halfway paying attention, I’m still pausing to do random nonsense like this: However, I recognize the necessity of refueling one’s creative tank, and in that spirit I’ve been re-reading The Chronicles of … Continue reading Why do we gravitate towards things that are bad for us?
I wanted to title this article “You’re wearing that mask wrong, dummy,” but ignorance doesn’t necessarily equate stupidity, so that’s a little harsh. Come on, though, people: If there’s ever been a time to put that spongy scoop of macaroni salad inside of your cranium to work for your own self-preservation, it’s now. So I go into the grocery store today, right? First day of … Continue reading You’re wearing that mask wrong.
I recently posted my thoughts on my Dad’s death from COVID-19. I had to sit down and write something about it, because writing is my main cathartic outlet–a means by which I process my feelings and sort them out. My objectives were twofold: Put a human face on this crisis to jolt people out of their collective complacency, and to tell everyone how proud I … Continue reading Thank you all.
I woke up Friday morning with the knowledge that my dad was going to die that day. He’d been unconscious and on a ventilator for two weeks, and was showing no signs of improvement. His heart was weakening, and he was developing blood clots. Nothing good was going to come out of any of this, and it was decided that later that afternoon we’d be … Continue reading COVID-19 took my dad