Hitler’s American Model

J.Q Whitman’s Hitler’s American Model is one of the most interesting books I’ve read. Whitman demonstrates how Nazi Germany’s Nuremberg Laws were influenced by several racist American laws.

Learning from Gabby

Gabby is one of my mom’s older sisters. She was born cognitively impaired. Her childhood was absolutely terrible.

A Lesson Learned

I was a few weeks into my freshman year of college when I attended my first collegiate party. Having never had many friends, I was nervous. Having rarely drank, I was quickly affected by the booze.

Watching Emma Get Old

In Introducing Emma I shared the story of how a lovable great Pyrenees showed up in Mom’s yard one morning. Nearly three years later, “the beautiful white one” as I call her has made a special impression on those of us lucky enough to love her.

Introducing Mom

When Mom was 18, she gave birth to my identical twin brother and I. At the time, she was extremely poor and had basically no support. After she refused the money for an abortion, the “man” who got Mom pregnant and his family ignored her. Knowing she would have a difficult time caring for us… Continue reading Introducing Mom

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My Spiritual Journey

I was raised in the Catholic church. As a child, I wasn’t allowed to attend CCD classes,(the Catholic version of Sunday school, with my sighted peers.