So much of me wants to text my mom, and text my sister, and tell them that I am sorry, that it’s all my fault, that I don’t want to fight any more either. Instead, I will keep letting it rest. Maybe I’ll email her this article. I’m strong enough to let them be angry with me for a little while.Read More
We all have the tendency to run from suffering. All of us. But we must tread carefully in our attempt to help ourselves and to help others.
War may come, culture may crumble and reshape, and over that, I have no dominion. I can accept, with trepidation, that the end of the American Dream as it was may disappear for a while. My love affair with America may be a sweet summer dream, not a lifelong marriage. Timing is cruel that way.
Realpolitik? Real mental wellness. Whew, I bet no one has written that sentence before. Politics helped me find peace with my own mind. I will have to work to keep that peace, now I know how.
Politics is the art of the possible – and perhaps, too, it is the art of balancing an impossible scale, knowing that at our best, human beings will always be doing no more, and no less, than correcting our course.
Motherhood changed me forever. I l already tried to live as best I could for what I would leave behind – but now I deeply understand why.
If we all spent a little more time on our own characters, only judging our own actions, we’d realize that none of us have any room to talk down to anyone else, or become offended over trivial offenses. Life is just too short.
I want to be popular, as much as I hate to admit it. I pray to be successful. But I know I will be true to myself and my ideals.
The point is this: it might be unfair, it might be difficult, but when you’re a young conservative, you have more responsibility to get it right. Not less.
We are all yin and yang. We all have contradictions within us.
I will always strive to be authentic with you as I work these things out in my writing.