I’ve been driving around with the kid, and I’ve seen several accidents. Please drive a bit more carefully. At each accident, I’ve seen multiple officers working the scenes. Out of about 15, exactly one was wearing a mask in a crowd. If you insist on compliance, model it.

“When historians pick up their pens to write the story of the 21st century, let them say that it was your generation who laid down the heavy burdens of hate at last and that peace finally triumphed over violence, aggression and war.”

John Lewis.

www.nytimes.com/2020/07/3…

🎶 But my silent fears have gripped me Long before I reach the phone Long before my tongue has tripped me Must I always be alone 🎶

🎶 Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail? A smile from a veil? Do you think you can tell? 🎶

“Dying is easy, young man. Living is harder.”

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton.

🎶 Hey now, Hey now Don’t dream it’s over Hey now, hey now When the world comes in They come, they come To build a wall between us We know they won’t win🎶

I support your right to express yourself. (I teach this every day.)

But please know, it is not my responsibility to make you feel better about what you are expressing, and I will not do so ever again.

If you’re spouting shit, you need to be prepared to sleep in it alone.

People Are Good

When it’s dark, and you’re alone, and it’s been a hard night remember that a light under the covers makes everything in the world alright.

Also remember the most important thing in the world:

People. Are. Good.

Remember that no matter what.

Remember that no matter who tells you otherwise. If they don’t see it, it’s just because they’re scared. They just need a hug.

So give it to them. Because they deserve it.

Because people are good.

🎶I’m hanging on. You’re all that’s left to hold on to. I’m still waiting.🎶

🎶 And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter.🎶

Dear Huntsville Police Department:

Perhaps during the next protest, rather than climbing into a sniper’s nest, rather than surrounding a stupid outdated statue on a southern square, rather than avoiding the people to protect brick and mortar, rather than gassing and shooting peaceful protesters for hoping for a sense of humanity from you, perhaps, just perhaps, you could take off your body armor, and just talk to the people?

Maybe?

Believe it or not, that really is all the people are looking for from you.

Just some sense that you’re not our enemy. And that you see us as humans.

And not as targets.