A walk in the woods

Dear President Biden, I was hoping to keep this letter on the positive side of the scale and maybe in the end it’ll have tilted that way, but reading yesterday about the woman who was raped on a train in Philadelphia while onlookers snapped pics and recorded video but did nothing to help her, has …

The violence of nooses

Dear President Biden, It’s been a minute since I’ve had a moment to write to you. I don’t usually go this long between downloads, but a combination of being more tired than usual, having more work than usual, and playing more Scrabble than usual (as in playing Scrabble at all) have led to low letter …

Weevils and worms

Dear President Biden, This morning I started a cup of dried chickpeas soaking in water so I could make falafel for dinner tonight. It was to be a Sunday treat – “was” being the operative word here. After several hours I looked into the bowl to check on the plumping progress and noticed some weird …

We are a despicable lot

Dear President Biden, Last night my brother texted and then called to tell me that Wednesday night when he was walking his roommate’s dog a police car rolled up alongside him. He said the officer was friendly but that he conveyed the message that someone had called the police reporting that a Black man was …

No justice, no peace

Dear President Biden, Yesterday I told you that I hope that Chauvin’s defense attorney, Eric Nelson, is forced to take down his shingle and use it for kindling for suggesting that his client couldn’t possibly have tracked that he was crushing George’s neck (spine, windpipe, carotid artery) because the concerned citizens who were imploring him …

Bleak

Dear President Biden, “Yesterday was a really bad day for him, and this is what he did.”Capt. Jay Baker of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s OfficeI’m sure you know by now who Jay Baker is and that he said this unspeakably callous thing about Robert Aaron Long having gone to three spas in the Atlanta area …

We’ve been warned

Dear President Biden, You’re doing an admirable job staying out of the Historic 2nd Trump Impeachment Fray, but I’m guessing it’s been hard and got much harder once you saw the video the House Managers showed yesterday. It’s brutal, that video. Literally. I made myself watch it last night and found myself semi-distracting by tracking …