Even when I’m on hiatus, you guys are still following this blog and reading the stuff I put out and you have no idea how much all of that means to me. After everything that’s been going on, I’ve realized all over again that I’m lucky to have all of you. Thank you very much for the opportunity to share my writing with you guys. I really hope to get back into the swing of things soon.
I believe in the power of prayer, but only insofar as matters beyond my control are concerned.
I don’t pray for a clean house or a charged phone because those are my responsibilities and I can fix those myself.
If you are in government, if you sit within a position of power, you forfeit your right to “thoughts and prayers”. You can still pray, obviously, but when you THINK about victims, you need to think “what could I have done to prevent this?”
When a mass shooting happens on the other side of the country, I, personally, think “if only I had been more forceful with my messages about gun control,” and then remember that I am a young adult with a blog. Paul Ryan, on the other hand, could think “What if I immediately called for a special session of the House and had us all lay out plans for gun control?”
When you trip over an alien tentacle at your intergalactic space university and embarrass yourself because some alien chick too cool for you makes it her duty to take you to the infirmary even though you’re fine???