With the full force and fury of the Trump regime soon to be upon us, I have found myself contemplating the nature of resistance, and I hope to lay out my general thinking on the subject in a brief series of posts. Before we proceed to what form of resistance is best prescribed, we need […]

Shortly after the election, a friend of mine posted that she was going for a tattoo. The election results had been completely dispiriting, she wanted some “war paint” to help her confront the upcoming years, and did anyone want to join her? Hell yeah, I thought. Good a time as any to cross that line […]

While at the tattoo parlor last night, getting my shoulder worked on, I had some thoughts on the issue of political correctness that so dominated the election season. After all, this was a transaction between two people who, until that moment, were strangers to each other, and this transaction, by necessity, entailed a certain amount […]

I’m about to be vulgar here, but it’s my fucking blog. I get to do that. So that we’re on the same page when it comes to my analysis of Donald Trump’s victory, you need to know a certain term: donkey punch. I’ll let Wikipedia define it: “Donkey punch is a slang term for the […]

So it has been a busy few months for me. First, I have been teaching a class, “Power, Privilege, and Oppression,” at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. I had not intended to teach again this semester, having taught a class on race and public policy in the spring, but the person […]

Shortly after my grandparents were married, my Papa came home late after an evening of hanging with the boys. To his consternation, he found the door locked and the house dark. He pounded on the door, and after a few minutes, my Grandma showed up with her pistol, shouting, “Who’s there?” “It’s your husband,” my […]

William Lindsey over at Bilgrimage has recently been examining in some depth the lack of change in the Catholic Church following the inauguration of Francis as pope. Though I am now a decade outside the church (longer than I was ever actually in it, if we’re just counting the Catholic years of my life), I do still […]