Author: Rebekah Kuschmider

I'm a mother with an over-developed sense of irreverence, ADD, socialist tendencies and a blog. All my opinions are entirely my own and not representative of anything officially sanctioned by my political party, my mother, or arbiters of common sense and good taste.

Where Have I Been?

Hi! Bet you all forgot I have a blog, huh? Sometimes even I forget. However, I have not stopped writing. I’ve been branching out a little bit and my work has been on a few different sites. If you want…

When A Good Guy With A Gun Goes Bad

I read this article about a guy at a kids’ softball game in Oklahoma who apparently completely lost his shit and pulled a gun on the coach and waved it around with kids nearby. He was mad that his granddaughter…

At My House

The young boy in the way back of my minivan begged his mother to be allowed to come play at our house “because they have XBox!” She and I laughed and she declined – this time – but I smiled.…

Gay Cake: A Play In Two Acts

Act I Setting: A bakery somewhere in Indiana. A woman is behind the counter, tidying up. Two men enter. Woman: Hello! What can I do for you? Man 1: Well, we’re in the market for a wedding cake. The one…

Revealed: Hillary’s Private Emails!

From: Hillary@hillary.com To: Bill@bill.com Subject: Errand Bill, can you pick up some milk? Thx!   From: Bill@bill.com To: Hillary@hillary.com Subject: Re: Errand I got yer milk right here, baby!   From: Hillary@hillary.com To: Bill@bill.com Subject: Re: Re: Errand Jesus, Bill. Grow up. *** From:…

On Victim Blaming And The Inevitability of Death

If Michael Brown had listened to the cops, he wouldn’t be dead. If the girl in the Rolling Stone article hand’t lied, no one would have doxxed her. If Mayor DiBlasio hadn’t said those things about being afraid cops would…

Police Brutality

With the high-profile cases of brutality by police all over the news lately, I’ve found myself walking around the question of “Why?” to look at different angles. It’s clear that institutional racism is alive and well in America and I…

#ICantBreathe

“People will not listen unless you are an old, white man, so I’m an old white man and I will use that to help people who need it” – Sir Patrick Stewart No indictment. Twice in two weeks we have…

Ferguson

I have so many thoughts about Ferguson but I’m not sure I can, or should, be giving voice to some of them right now because it feels more like a time to listen. We should all listen. Listen to mothers. Listen,…

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