Water Birth

For quite some time, I had been skeptical about my ability to have children. Having served on a submarine, I had a level of radiation exposure that many who do not serve among the Silent Service aren’t subject to. I took the urban legends to heart and worried about a curse of infertility. For years … Continue reading Water Birth


#DearWhitePeople, I hate black people.

PROLOGUE “I hate black people.” That’s how one day in the final quarter of the school year began in 6th hour. This section was all boys, 6th graders, and it was a choir/drama class. One student, let’s call him “Wayne” for now, walks up to “Dave,” taps him lightly on the shoulder, and as Dave … Continue reading #DearWhitePeople, I hate black people.

DSM-5 and DJT-45

In his typical, professional megaphone, 45 wrote: “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow...Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming..victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical … Continue reading DSM-5 and DJT-45

Another post about deportation

Roberto Beristain was deported in April. #SayTheirNames His departure hasn't affected my life positively or negatively. I'm willing to bet it hasn't affected yours either, unless... Mr. Beristain is a member of your family and now you're separated. Armando Paez hasn't affected my life in anyway that would make me want him to be deported. He … Continue reading Another post about deportation