March this year feels odd. There is a sense of maturity and growth I think we all feel after 12 months of lockdown and quarantine to varying degrees , and yet somehow I have the most uncomfortable sense of nostalgia, or, more appropriately, deja vu about the whole thing. Even with vaccine distribution making significant progress worldwide, I feel like I’m in the same place I was last year. Granted, last year I thought coronavirus just meant two week vacation. Nobody was really as worried as we should have been last March. You could make the argument that even today there are still some people who aren’t taking the pandemic as seriously as they should be.Continue reading
Fifteen seasons of Criminal Minds have prepared me for this story.
‘Going to Meet the Man’ by James Baldwin takes place in 1960’s America during the reign of the Jim Crow characterization and its corresponding legislation. The short story follows Jesse, a policeman, through a series of memories in which he fantasizes about burning black people’s homes and terrorizing them in generalContinue reading