Two-Time Loser Chili: a Recipe

-1/2 lb of excess frozen ground chuck from the last meatloaf you ate as a family, thawed -1/2 lb extra turkey pasta sauce tossed in the freezer beside the ground chuck and forgotten, thawed -1 smallish Vidalia onion purchased at your soon-to-be-ex in-laws’ Publix (a welcome haven of familiarity in all the upheaval), chopped. I’d…

#NativeTwitter vs. #BlackTwitter: Chocolate Pocahontas

    “only concerned ’bout the ones in my circle / I give zero fucks ’bout the rest.” -Omerettà the Great, For What This month when rapper, songwriter, and model Omerettà The Great posted a photo array on Twitter that she dubbed “Chocolate Pocahontas,” she unwittingly stepped into a war that Native women fight daily. The “Princess Pocahontas”…

We’ve Taken Democracy for Granted

I hate the “not my president” hashtag.  I hated it before it was a hashtag, when Gore won the popular vote in 2000 and people said it about George W. Bush (it was annoying in 2000; my hatred developed from hearing it for eight years).  Bush was our president, that’s how it works, just as…