John Michael’s latest Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise, reflecting on life and people encountered, shares about attending a rodeo, and thoughts about 9/11 and America.
John Michael continues his series Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise, reflecting on life and people encountered, returns to Portland and contemplates how he really wants to live.
Despite drought afflicting almost the entire Western United States, elected officials do nothing to prevent the coming conflagration.
Elected officials invite voters to attend “hearings” about how they should spend taxpayers’ money, but then never listen to what their constituents say.
One only negotiates a contract if one cares whether or not anyone else signs it. Otherwise, one writes the contract to meet specific needs and others have the option of signing. Or not.
Police violence hasn’t abated despite more and more departments requiring body cameras and the Internet filled with videos of egregious police conduct.
Police reform requires starting over from the ground up. Anything less is just an adhesive bandage on a gaping, hemorrhaging, pus-filled wound.
Journalists who believe they are empowered to invade other people’s lives and private property for clickbait and airtime don’t care whose lives they destroy.
The political winds have shifted since Portland’s May 19th mayoral primary. Now, the top vote getter is the underdog, but the other name on the ballot could be a spoiler.
Oregon-elected officials and law enforcement use the Proud Boys failed attempt to stir up trouble as an excuse to remove restrictions on violence against Black Lives Matter protesters, brutally attacking them.