Last week was a bittersweet one for me. I went on very quick road trip with Richie to handle some business in Texas, where I was born. Although we were there on business, we took some time to try and visit some places from my childhood in Dallas, and some touristy things for Richie. It was bittersweet because on our way we stopped in a little town named Sulphur Springs, population 15,000, and every bit of the stereotypical Texas that people commonly see the state as. Although I know both sides of Texas; the major metropolitan city of Dallas that is progressive, and then the very ‘red’ rural side.
The last 48 hours have been a very difficult time, not just for me and the implications of the events that have transpired, but for the nation as a whole. In the last 48 hours there has been a lot of hate, from both sides. A lot of name calling, abandonment, and disregard for other peoples lives. I have admittedly said some things over the course of the last 48 hours that do the exact opposite of what I want to accomplish. My feelings and emotions still stand strong in what I believe in and that my message was to the point, but it could have been delivered better.