Category Archives: Current Events

Right On

A few days ago I posted a video on Facebook of Robert Mueller, former director of the FBI and currently the special counsel investigating the Trump Administration. In the video, Mueller is giving a speech about the future of the FBI as a counterterrorism force. Of course, the word “future” is a relative term. The […]

A Wrinkle In Time – Some Thoughts

I first read A Wrinkle In Time when I was a kid, probably ten or eleven years old. I liked it. When I saw they had made a movie, I was curious. I reread the book. I still liked it. Then, I started seeing the reviews of the movie. They are mostly unkind. It has […]

Mass Shootings

The other day, I ran across this headline in The Onion: “‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens.” Of course, the story is about a mass shooting. This story originally ran almost four years ago, but they repost it every time it’s appropriate. I feel like I see it at […]

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve has long been one of my least favorite days.  There are two fairly universal traditions, drinking and staying up late.  As someone who doesn’t drink at all, that holds no appeal for me.  And as someone who has struggled with insomnia most of my life, I can’t get too excited about staying […]

It’s a Bit Chilly Outside

It’s going to be cold for the next week or so here in Connecticut.  It’s all anyone can talk about.  The normal low temperature around here is about 20 degrees.  The highs are only going to be half that.  The lows are going to be below zero.  It might not be Minnesota cold, but it […]

Public Private Lives

I’m not the type to know much about, or care much about, famous people.  But I care very much about the things that some famous people make.  I love to read.  I love television and movies.  And I need a stronger word than love to describe how I feel about music.  Every once in a […]

Has Donald Trump Ruined The Star-Spangled Banner

A guest post from my mom, Maryann Glotzer: I went to The Hartford Symphony concert Saturday night. It was wonderful featuring some classics and some new music and instruments I’d never seen before. To celebrate some newly minted citizens, including Director Carolyn Kuan, the concert started with The Star-Spangled Banner. I automatically stood as I […]

The Need to Know

On April 10th, 2017, around fifty five million children, from pre-school through high school, went to school. At least one of them didn’t make it home that day. Jonathan Martinez, eight years old, was killed when Cedric Anderson shot him. He shot and killed his wife, Elaine Smith, and wounded another student before killing himself. This appears […]

Y’all Niggas Need to Chill

I have a general rule regarding hot takes: Don’t write them, and don’t respond to them. True, I’ve been guilty of the occasional hot take, but I try to let a news story breathe before I write about it so that my ideas are actually good, instead of half-baked attacks and innuendo. “Half-baked” is exactly how I […]