Category: Personal
image for Beyond Writer's Block. - I'm Sure Everything Will Be Back to Normal Soon.
Posted by Krister Axel
Maybe what I feel right now is how everyone feels, but that doesn't make me feel any less alone.
image for Hell's Itch. - My Worst Day in Recent Memory.
Posted by Krister Axel
You won't read much online about it, but hell's itch is no joke. You'll want to rip the skin off your body, just to make it stop.
image for Say Their Names. - A Tribute to Black Lives Matter
Posted by Krister Axel
I think of the parents, the children, the communities. We have to do better. This has to stop. End police violence, now.
image for Live Blogging the Coronavirus Outbreak from Ashland, Oregon: This is Why Your Parents Support Trump.
Posted by Krister Axel
It feels good to be a hero. Until you realize that everyone has feelings - even the people you don't like.
image for Live Blogging the Coronavirus Outbreak from Ashland, Oregon: Good News, Bad News
Posted by Krister Axel
Our Democracy is on life-support right now. The stakes could not be higher.
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Posted by Krister Axel
It feels increasingly that we are in a post-truth world, that the voice of the people is all but completely muffled, and that we are in a crisis of not having the means to consistently deliver truthful and unbiased information to the average American.
image for Live Blogging the Coronavirus Outbreak from Ashland, Oregon: One Week Feels Like a Month
Posted by Krister Axel
Everyone is on lockdown, schools are not going to be back in session at least until September, and it seems likely that Oregon will be moving into a shelter-in-place state mandate starting as early as tomorrow.
image for Live Blogging the Coronavirus Outbreak from Ashland, Oregon: Sending Love and Antibodies
Posted by Krister Axel
We have a small, fragile community, and it warmed my heart that so many businesses decided to do the right thing, without having to be told to do so. But at the same time, it feels like much of this country is still in need of a strong reality check.
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Posted by Krister Axel
There are still huge parts of society in the US that are taking this upheaval of ordinary life as an opportunity for celebration, and for travelers, students, and members of the gig economy, the opportunity for self-quarantine and so-called 'social distancing' has been limited, to put it mildly.