Transitioning from night work to day work is a tough cookie, and I'm not just saying that as a clever transition into my upcoming cookie recipe. I've been at this residency business for three years now (3/4 done!) for three years now, and it doesn't get easier. If anything, it gets harder. You start out … Continue reading Weekend Words #2 and Almond Snickerdoodle Cookies
Exploring California Part 6: VOTE tomorrow in your primary elections
California primary election is coming up on June 5th (tomorrow) and if you are a California resident, please go out and vote. What the primary election does is it narrows down the field of possible applicants (which is what they are--they apply, we decide) for state positions. Like a few other states, California has a … Continue reading Exploring California Part 6: VOTE tomorrow in your primary elections
First they came for the Socialists.
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a … Continue reading First they came for the Socialists.
When I Woke Up Yesterday
When I woke up yesterday, I checked my phone. Hillary Rodham Clinton took the popular vote in California. Not by a little but by winning nearly 56% of the vote, a wide margin. And with that, she effectively became the democratic presidential nominee. I did not think I would see the day that a major … Continue reading When I Woke Up Yesterday
Free College For Northerners (or Why the South Votes Clinton)
As the primary season winds on, I hear a bit of dismay from Sanders supporters that he never seemed to get within 30 points of Clinton below the Mason Dixon line, without much thought about what this might mean beyond the electoral math. This is unfortunate, because while Sanders aims to fix the political system so it … Continue reading Free College For Northerners (or Why the South Votes Clinton)