Lacey Smith

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Losing our right to choose

In Uncategorized on April 26, 2012 at 4:51 pm

I’ve been thinking about this post for a while now – and more and more in the last couple of weeks. I’ve had a hard time putting quite into the words that I wanted though.

I think that this issue is so close to me that it’s hard to break it down in a few hundred words.

In my last post I wrote “Neither [choice], in the end, is really a choice. It’s just an illusion.”

I’m afraid that by using my experience with the TSA, the message got lost. Read the rest of this entry »

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Accepting the Insanity

In Uncategorized on April 10, 2012 at 5:58 pm

After promising last week to get properly worked up over things that are worth getting worked up over, I found a handful of things that just really got under my skin.

However, as much as I wanted to, I couldn’t get upset. Instead, I just kept shaking my head and sighing. And that reaction is what really has me upset.

It doesn’t matter just how outrageous something is, it’s gotten to be business as usual. It’s that insanity that makes me angry.

The power-players really have so drastically altered things across all levels of our lives that it’s hard to even get upset about it anymore. It’s a new normal.

The insanity will continue as long as we accept that this “normal” is, in fact, normal. It’s not.

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Finding something to get worked up over

In Uncategorized on April 3, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Some of you may laugh at the headline to this post. I am, after all, not someone who holds opinions lightly or lukewarmly. In fact, I tend to get very passionate and even worked up over a lot of things.

And there are lots and lots and lots of things to get worked up over right now. From Pres. Obama’s unbelievable threatening of the judiciary and the renewed debate over Obamacare to the insanity of local politics, there’s a lot that’s got me annoyed right now.

But there’s nothing that’s really pushing me to action. There’s nothing that’s even got me worked up enough to furiously type out 300 – 600 words on whatever I couldn’t believe was on the news today. Read the rest of this entry »

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