“Plogging” and “Plokking”

Dear President Trump, I just learned that there’s a new (since 2016) Swedish word ~ “plogging” ~ that refers to picking up litter while jogging. It’s a pretty exciting find for a couple of reasons starting with the “hey, that’s what I’ve been doing!” reaction, which signaled feeling some connection and validation for what has … Continue reading “Plogging” and “Plokking”

UN draft resolution to curb gender-based violence; guess who’s opposing it?

Dear President Trump, Today our son would have been 22 had he lived. Really though, for him to have lived we would have needed to wait two or three more months so he could be born fully formed. In another version of life, he’d likely be gearing up to graduate from college this spring and … Continue reading UN draft resolution to curb gender-based violence; guess who’s opposing it?

Nature is indifferent to us and we need to get over it

Dear President Trump, You’re usually up early, right? If you weren’t too busy sending self-incriminating Tweets this morning maybe you caught a glimpse of the moon and Venus. Here, the entire face of the moon was visible with just the smallest sliver illuminated and Venus looked ginormous. I also got a great look at Orion’s … Continue reading Nature is indifferent to us and we need to get over it