An Open Letter to Ohio Leaders Concerning the Opioid Crisis

Dear Ohio Leaders,   Last night I voted via absentee ballot, as I have done for the past 3 years since my disability (which impairs my strength, stamina, and mobility) began. I was pleased to see that every leader running for office mentioned their deep and sincere concerns regarding the opioid crisis, which has hit … Continue reading An Open Letter to Ohio Leaders Concerning the Opioid Crisis

America’s Codependency Problem

Personal responsibility. There is a crisis-level lack of it in modern American culture. Perhaps the biggest problem is all those who view themselves as mini-saviors or white knights, tripping over themselves to be responsible for others. That is an unhealthy mental/behavioral/relationship condition called, “codependency,” in which one party maintains a narcissistic attitude about the relationship … Continue reading America’s Codependency Problem

Diverse Reading: Why You Should Not Choose Protagonists Who Look Like You

People ask online all the time, "I'm looking for book recommendations featuring a protagonist that- (fill in the blank) is homosexual, is a man, is a strong female, is a minority, is asexual, is a redhead, is a single parent, etc. etc." It's even better when readers ask for these roles in their favorite genre. … Continue reading Diverse Reading: Why You Should Not Choose Protagonists Who Look Like You

PROPaganda, Part 2 of 2

A 2018 documentary called, “Do No Harm: An Opioid Epidemic,” featuring Dr. Andrew Kolodny (to whom I recently wrote an open letter) and “working closely with Dr. Kolodny and PROP“, is a classic propaganda film that’s been influencing a lot of viewers and, therefore, a lot of lives. I viewed this film a few nights … Continue reading PROPaganda, Part 2 of 2