The tiger population is on the rise.
All three of my sons are excelling in the lives that they have chosen; I often find myself marveling at the great choices that they are making and I see real joy in their lives.
The great big red and blue elephant that escaped from the Republican Circus and hoodwinked a nation: Donald Trump.
I am not a fan.
In the interest of full disclosure, I was not a fan of Hillary Clinton. I found HRC to be too often dismissive of those upon whose support she relies; she is too much of a "hawk" for me to fully support. Having said that, I would have voted for her repeatedly over Mr. Trump (if the Russians would have allowed it). I also believe that had the DNC not been so duplicitous and manipulative with the Bernie Sanders campaign, he would have probably lost to Hillary, but his supporters would have stayed with her and swung the election. Of course, I am also the same guy who bet friends that Donald Trump wouldn’t survive the February primaries. So what do I know?
Watching and listening to Donald Trump, I became aware of how my humour, my tolerance and my language have contributed to a “rape culture” that appalls me.
Seeing Trump’s bombastic example has made me aware of my own, more subtle, contributions to an oppressive, sexist reality. Watching him debate Hillary Clinton, I became aware of how I use my body mass to sway an argument or dominate an adversary, effectively bullying my opponent. I honestly didn’t see it before… I recognize the language that I use that can