In my young adulthood, I was a consummate politics junkie. Voting was one of the high spots of the year. Federal, state, local, didn’t matter. I pored over the League of Women Voter’s guide and conducted my own research on issues and candidates. That enthusiasm turned to cynicism as election…

No date in the United States is more complicated than July 4. We can unpack nearly an entire country’s history just from this one day: The Declaration of Independence with Thomas Jefferson’s sweeping prose that inspires many to this day, the opening of the academy at West Point, the Louisiana…

The opening sequence of “Little Miss Sunshine” shows us quick glimpses of the members of the Hoover family until it settles on Toni Collette’s Sheryl, frantically smoking and driving while talking on the phone. Moments later, we see what she is driving toward: Steve Carell, sitting in a wheelchair and…

Jeffrey Drozek-Fitzwater

Using my words to work through depression, personality disorder, and ADHD.

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