It's a month (I think) since Diddles passed on.
I was home last week and I got my niece the Halo Jones comics, even though she might be a bit young for them
Was thinking of Diddles as Halo Jones was her Twitter name.
And this thing on the back really struck me as something good to say about...
It can be very easy to become trapped in a set of behaviours and thinking that become self-reinforcing
The voice telling you to ask for help can get drowned out, but it is the most important one
I'm very sorry, Sarah - I hope you're getting good support
Diddles was a consistently warm, kind and funny presence on here and elsewhere.
Can't imagine what it's like for the people that knew and loved her, to have a bright light like that go out.
Never met her, but there was always an aura of mischievous giddiness about her whenever I interacted with...
I don't think you get it.
One half of the US has been saying there's a problem since the Civil War. Ask Emmett Till or Ruby Bridges.
Trumps' inaugural speech was 'American carnage'. He's not saying there's a problem as much as he's saying people of color and liberals are the problem, and he's...
I feel absolutely fine about it - except for the usual guilt I have about flying - wash your hands, wear a mask and stay frosty
I have a massive hankering to get back to the desert
I am looking at doing more local (driving distance) traveling though
Don't y'all have massive restrictions...
That is heartbreaking.
We haven't dealt properly with slavery, lynching, Jim Crow, redlining - you name it - or any of their effects.
To me the problem goes to the core - the policing problem is just a festering boil because of an internal illness.
Asking not to be killed in the street is just...
To me they're a lot of people that were starved or poverty'd or industrial schooled or sexually shamed out of their own country and went to the US to do the best they could
Their descendants are taught to be proud they're Irish - just like the Italian kids and the Armenian kids and the Puerto...
My objection is to the Punch cartoon not you.
This is a timeline going back to 1606 and up to today written by a respected black commentator - it does not mention Ireland or the Irish, but it does mention the British and the Dutch; imperialist slave countries.
The cartoon is just a sneer at a...
I'm saying that describing any ethnic group of people as being violent racists is unhelpful and usually inaccurate
Talking about any ethnicity that way is rarely helpful
The only way the cartoon works is if you believe Irish Americans are, as a group, violent racists
What the Kerry girl drew...