A random collection of articles, blog posts, books, and other things I think are worth sharing.

NY Times: Whatever Trump is Hiding is Hurting All of us Now

“President Trump is either totally compromised by the Russians or is a towering fool, or both, but either way he has shown himself unwilling or unable to defend America against a Russian campaign to divide and undermine our democracy.”

NY Magazine: The Collateral Damage of a Teenager (This is a couple of years old, but I recently stumbled upon it again and am still impressed with it. Don’t worry, it has a happy ending…like I think parenting usually does in the long run.)

“Parents go from being their kids’ protectors to their jailers, and they are then told repeatedly what a drag this is….When children are small, all parents crave is a little time and space for themselves; now they find themselves wishing their children liked their company more and would at least treat them with respect, if adoration is too much to ask.”

Scary Mommy: 17 Things that Are Harder to Get than A Gun

New York Times: How to Break Up with Your Phone (We are all prisoners these days…here’s how to break free….a little bit anyway.)

Rolling Stone: 4 Pro-Gun Arguments We’re Sick of Hearing

4. “Second Amendment, baby.”
Here’s a good time to remind everyone that the Second Amendment was written by slaveholders before we had electricity, much less the kind of weaponry that would-be murderers can buy today. But sure, if you think it’s that precious, we can compromise: If you love the Second Amendment that much, feel free to live in a powdered wig and shit in a chamberpot while trying to survive off what you can kill with an 18th century musket. In exchange, let those of us living in this century pass some laws so we can feel safe going to class, or the movies, or anywhere without worrying that some maladjusted man will try to get his revenge by raining death on random strangers.”