You Deleted Me?

As I’ve mentioned to many people on and offline, the best life decision I have made during 2020 happened to be a mental health decision. I more or less abandoned that Cancer Known As Facebook. But the other night I was reminded how people really are bothered by losing Facebook friends. About 8:30 the other night I received a message on Facebook Messenger from a Facebook (also real) friend. It read: You deleted me? I went to bed. And in the morning here was my response: Hi (insert name) I deleted politics. Not you. I pretty much left Facebook in July after taking 30 seconds to fact-check 5 people’s bullshit and calling them out on it. I was done. One being a minister – who ultimately reached out to me recognizing he had become full of hate and needed to get back to the work of god. Who knows if …

This Too Shall Pass?? Thoughts from a T-Shirt on Election Day

Over 20 years ago my friend gave me the t-shirt pictured below. It was my favorite t-shirt EVER. I mean EVER. No, this is not the original. That one was lost. Or became a car rag. Or a puppy toy. Or fell apart from too much wear. Or who knows what. Several years back I had searched online for a replacement and came up with nothing. Recently my sister and I were talking about the t-shirt. She told me she had a picture of it and kept it nearby when she was going through a rough patch. So I decided to do a search. And this time within 10 seconds I found it! I ordered two. One for me. One for my sis. I remember one evening where my friends and I were silly drunk and started to have a philosophical discussion about the man: Did the train eventually pass …