It comes to a point where so much is happening, that there’s nothing to say. One of the nation’s two major political parties is openly embracing a strategy which is anti-democratic. A pandemic is raging across the nation, as some 45% of the population plainly believes a quarter of a…


As it seems Halloween is going to be happening under social distancing and quarantine, those of us who love the holiday could use a way to celebrate which can doesn’t put people at risk. I’m going to do my part by posting a good deal of content related to the…


It is a necessity that we do not ignore the reality of the way new control measures in VA are already being enforced, and the tenor of those with institutional power in their approach to enforcement. In Richmond VA, thousands of armed, overwhelmingly white protesters came from all over VA…


The story of Ahmaud Arbery’s death is everywhere now that the video of him being shot has emerged. The assailants, Gregory McMichael and his son Travis, are claiming they saw Ahmaud jogging and believed him to “fit the description” of a suspect seen on a security camera during in a…


There has been a strain of a few arguments against the stay at home orders began in many states. The particular argument I’m concerned with comes in the form of a question. “What about people who have mental illnesses that end up committing suicide because they can’t pay their bills?’…


We started two wars, did unspeakable things, and killed over a million people, because 3,000 Americans were killed. 20 years later, we’re still involved in military operations in numerous countries, because those 3,000 Americans died.

It’s patriotic to support that 20 years long effort that we’re told is about recompense…


Let’s talk about what it’s like to have a severe and chronic mental illness, and live as a male in a society which has until very recently put a premium on a variety of masculinity which is brutally inhumane and deeply unhealthy.

I have a severe and chronic mental illness…


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There are a few hours left to the trip. Bobbi, Jaime, Michael and I are having a good time. At the moment, we’re having a little fun at Michael’s expense. He’s been wearing the same T shirt for three days, as 13 year old boys are want to do. Bobbi…


I don’t believe you. It all comes down to this, really.

I just don’t believe you. It doesn’t mean you’re lying. You might actually believe what you’re saying, but you haven’t the slightest ability to ask yourself if maybe you’re wrong. Whether or not you’re right, that’s wrong, and really…


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Maybe it’s that it keeps coming up in different articles, columns and op-eds. Maybe I’m just slightly obsessed. I can’t really be sure. …

Alex Pagliuca

Tired, weary human. Excavating the geography between trauma, masculinity, mental health, and their social expressions. Anti-racist, anti-sexist. Learning.

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