[I found the following letter stuffed inside of a discarded Valentine hanging out of an overfilled waste bin in the Capitol rotunda. Attached were assorted chocolates and a blue hydrangea bloom; the card smelled of Old Spice.] Continue reading
It started out as a curiosity. My wife frequently must wake up much earlier than I need to for work and goes to bed at an ungodly boring hour, long before I’m tired, leaving me to my own devices. On such occasions, with mostly rubbish on television, I’ll settle into a cocktail, fire up my laptop or phone screen, and turn to social media for entertainment. This is how I first came to debate “flat-earthers” on Facebook.
In keeping with the theme of division put forth by President Trump in his Inaugural Address, Atlantic County Freeholder, John Carman, chose to use social media to spread a meme aimed at belittling women rather than to unite constituents and assuage the fear of those who do not feel like they are represented by the new administration. Continue reading