Dear Senator Lamar Alexander

Yesterday, the senior U.S. Senator from Tennessee, Lamar Alexander, sounded off about the FDA on Facebook, lamenting its failure to weigh in on the safety of e-cigarettes.  As a constituent, I posted a version of the following response as a comment on his post.  I would be daft to expect a reply there. I'm equally sure … Continue reading Dear Senator Lamar Alexander

Totally Nonpartisan PSA & Request for Action

Hey y’all, I hope you had a very merry Christmas, a wonderful New Year, and that 2019 is your best year ever.  This is a nonpartisan PSA and request for action. I think most of us share the belief that our Federal government is broken or at the least highly dysfunctional.  One of its biggest … Continue reading Totally Nonpartisan PSA & Request for Action

It’s Not Too Late, America

I am fortunate never to have been plagued by persistent, severe, or long-term anxiety about anything.  Until November 8, 2016.  Even as much as a year before that, I had begun to experience periodic mild unease after realizing the high likelihood that my fellow Americans were, or at least our predominantly older, white, male Electoral … Continue reading It’s Not Too Late, America

Open Letter to My Elected Representatives: A Mashup

via Daily Prompt: Cavity Word count = 875 / Reading time = 3 minutes, 30 seconds (Image courtesy of Luis Echeverria/AP in The Guardian) I was going to work on a new short story in my Copperhead County series today but got sidetracked by a couple of disturbing news stories that caught my eye after … Continue reading Open Letter to My Elected Representatives: A Mashup