Baggage claims

In the flurry of activity following the announcement of Brian Flores' lawsuit against the NFL, I made the mistake of reading the comments that followed several of the articles. Yes, I know better, but I did it anyway. Unfortunately. Here we are in 2022 and we're still dealing with the same attitudes and beliefs that... Continue Reading →

You’re not listening

Dear US Healthcare System: I feel abandoned. >Before I start, let's be clear: this isn't about my personal issue. That simply served as a trigger for the broader questions.< I have a (mild) chronic issue that hasn’t responded well to treatment, but I don’t have any way to ask questions or get simple answers. If... Continue Reading →

Close encounters

While getting a haircut the other day, my brother chatted it up with another salon patron. Somewhere in the conversation, they exchanged enough information to spark a flicker of recognition in her memory. A few questions later, she fanned it into flame. This woman was our second cousin. We (I'm lumping myself together with my... Continue Reading →

More than words

Yesterday I got to meet in person with a colleague from the other side of the world, a co-worker from Europe with whom I normally communicate via phone and email. He's an affable guy, and I enjoy his company and the stories he tells from his travels. I started looking forward to seeing him as... Continue Reading →

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