Think wearing a mask strips you of liberty and dignity? Try being on a ventilator.

(Getty/Arc Illustration)


Three days into the Derek Chauvin trial, those visceral reactions so many had to the death of George Floyd are once again raw.

Released footage of Charles McMillian talking to Derek Chauvin after the George Floyd killing.


That’s the beauty of a good Satanic Panic. Like all good conspiracy theories, all proof against it is really proof that it is real.

King Diamond performing in 2013. Photo by Cecil, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons


We do love us some Big Bad, don’t we? Socially, politically, historically, interpersonally…life is just simpler when there is a Big Bad

Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau/Wikimedia Commons


Let us focus on the labeling and racking and stacking of generational cohort labels against each other, and how stupid that is.

Photo by Roberto Ferrari from Campogalliano (Modena), Italy, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo by Akbarali, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

The president’s “This Independence Day” Covid address is getting reaction. In other words, the line and imagery worked as intended.

President Joe Biden gives remarks in a prime time address following his signing of the Covid Relief Bill. March 11, 2021. (Screen capture)

I got my hands up, they’re playing my song, they know I’m gonna donate today. Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaah, it’s fundraising in the U.S.A.

Photo by JP Valery, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Trump and his CPAC speech will allow a return to the headlines. Just step back for a moment and let’s ask the questions that matter

Sings for sale outside CPAC 2021. Photo by VOA [Public Domain]

Instead of the “Man in the Arena” section in “Citizenship in a Republic” denizens of the ball pit republic should ponder a different section

Composite photo created by Derek Edwards. Source photo of Theodore Roosevelt public domain, background image photo by Rachmaninoff, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Andrew Donaldson

Writer. Mountaineer diaspora. Vet. Managing Editor @ordinarytimemag, Writings found @arcdigi & elsewhere. Writing about food, folks, & faith at Yonder & Home

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