This question is based on a stereotype, and like many stereotypes it’s not entirely true, but exists for a reason. I would even extend this question to Republicans and Christians. Why? Because having interacted with conservatives, Republicans, and Christians my entire life, I’ve noticed a prevailing attitude of contempt toward environmentalism and any attempt to take care of the planet, and I wasn’t sure why … Continue reading Do conservatives hate the environment?
The time has come for me to start looking for my own place, but I’m in a dilemma. I can’t decide if I want to buy a nice house that is move-in ready, buy a fixer-upper to work on as a project, or buy a plot of land and fulfill a long-term goal of mine by building my own eco-friendly tiny home. I’m trying to … Continue reading Should I buy a house, flip a house, or build a house?
I see an awful lot of people supporting movements, passionate about civil rights, and sick of the Trump administration which thrills me. It feels good to be on the right side of history. But I also know for a fact that a lot of those people posting memes and attending rallies aren’t even registered to vote, and not for any reason other than they just … Continue reading Day 94: Are you even registered to vote?
This is a short post. Mostly, I’m conflicted about the best way to support my favorite local businesses and their employees. I’ve seen a lot of my friends go back to work, especially in the food industry, and some of them have legit concerns about getting sick. To my friends deemed essential workers, what would you prefer? Do I go to my favorite local business, … Continue reading Day 93: Should I support businesses or stay home?￼
I don’t want to live in an echo chamber. I don’t want to surround myself with people who agree with everything I say and pat me on the back for saying it. I like being exposed to a diverse array of political opinions. I like seeing differing viewpoints, and I still hold the belief that regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, deep … Continue reading Day 91: When is it time to cut someone out of your life?
In my hometown, over 2,500 protesters took to the streets to show their solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement. I’ve never been so proud of my community. I’m relieved to know there are so many compassionate progressives in a location not often known for its liberal values. I, unfortunately, didn’t make this protest, but plan to participate in future ones. Some people scoff at … Continue reading Day 83: What have the protests accomplished?
I don’t want to be another white person squawking about my opinions of racism online. I think we’ve heard enough. A long time ago I would have been one of those people that denied white privilege even existed. I’ve changed a lot since then. I’ve seen more of the world. I’ve broadened my horizons. I’ve opened my mind. I’ve left my tiny predominantly white community … Continue reading Day 78: Dear non-white friends, how can I help?
I like making lists. It’s a good distraction, and right now, I feel like we could use a good distraction. I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t have a list of places they’d like to travel to in the world. I, myself, have done some extensive traveling, but I haven’t been to every place on my bucket list. Here’s my top 5 travel destinations with descriptions … Continue reading Day 73: What are the top 5 destinations on your travel bucket list?
I love studying. I especially love history and geography. And since there’s going to be a little more lock down time left, I’ve decided to start studying countries grouped by continent. South America seems like a good start. This week I want to memorize the following pertaining to South America: history geography country capitals country flags famous people culture cuisine My favorite resources to study … Continue reading Day 64: How much do you know about South America?
I’ve been watching The Walking Dead a lot lately and it’s got me wondering: would I survive an apocalypse? If I had to survive off the land, could I? If another depression hit, would I make it through? I’ve owned the book “Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century” for years and I’m only just now starting to read it. I’m always saying I wish had … Continue reading Day 57: Would you survive an apocalyptic world? 20 Questions