Post Trump Stress Disorder — 11/9; not 9/11

 We are all suffering from some form of Trump-induced PTSD. Emergency-room visits were up the day after 11/9, as a creative-writing friend of mine pointed out this perverse inversion of 9/11 after the presidential election of 2016.  I have friends and colleagues in all disciplines — Spanish literature, comparative political thought, literary theory, interdisciplinary pedagogy taught in Dutch and international English, let alone American politics, law … Continue reading Post Trump Stress Disorder — 11/9; not 9/11

Dispatches from the Inauguration Front

As the protests continue, all I can do is collect documents and pictures — happily, my son sent a few from the inauguration so I could feel the good energy by extension. Not that I ever did much more than this after exiting my twenties. Still, while being relegated to the physical sidelines is hard, accepting that one’s children have the urge for action makes … Continue reading Dispatches from the Inauguration Front