It’s not about mental health

It’s not front and center, but it’s pervasive, and it’s there–like a rainbow after a devastating tornado–the hints that the shooter in Buffalo was somehow mentally ill, which some would have us believe is the primary cause of (white) violence in our country. It’s also bullshit. This dude left behind a 180-page manifesto, filled with … Continue reading It’s not about mental health

No Offense…

Image by Robin Higgins from Pixabay You’d think with a blog called “The Grumpy Contemplative” that I wouldn’t be worried about offending people, but I’m actually a recovering people-pleaser, so one of my hangups in life is that I always want people to like me. The grumpy fa├žade is just my way of faking it … Continue reading No Offense…