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MichiganChet's Profile

Middle aged white guy, father of one and Iraqi war veteran with 14 1/3 years of service in the Army. An enlightened libertarian with progressive tendencies, which oddly enough are getting more prominent as I age.

Groups: Social Security Defenders, Readers and Book Lovers, Military Community Members of Daily Kos, The Grieving Room, Abolish the Death Penalty, Indigo Kalliope, Motor City Kossacks

Diaries published: 43 (54 days since last diary on Tue Mar 31, 2015 at 08:39 AM PDT)

Comments posted: 1620 (53 days since last comment on Tue Mar 31, 2015 at 08:04 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 1741

Total Comment Ratings: 688

Most Recommended Diary: Why Piketty is correct, in one blurb, 156 comments, 197 recommends

People Following MichiganChet: 28

MichiganChet's Most Recent Diaries:

It has been somewhat less than two years since Thomas Piketty's "Capital in the 21st Century" was published, and less tthan a year since its English translation was made available to those who do ...
by MichiganChet
Comment Count 156 comments on Tue Mar 31, 2015 at 08:39 AM PDT with 197 Recommends
Neither me nor my former wife was ever really into Valentine's Day It was certainly not the case that we weren't romantic types; we had a very passionate relationship in many ways, at least until ...
by MichiganChet
Comment Count 39 comments on Sat Feb 14, 2015 at 05:01 PM PST with 32 Recommends
As I go through the second holiday season since the death of my wife, I have been thinking again about the process of healing, why it is so difficult sometimes, and what happens when it cannot ...
by MichiganChet
Comment Count 25 comments on Mon Jan 12, 2015 at 05:01 PM PST with 22 Recommends
On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux. ("One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye.")
by MichiganChet
Comment Count 26 comments on Mon Nov 17, 2014 at 05:01 PM PST with 32 Recommends
So when exactly do you pathologize a normal human process? I have been thinking quite a bit about this recently because I remember, as the second anniversary of my wife's death approaches, a time ...
by MichiganChet
Comment Count 30 comments on Mon Oct 13, 2014 at 05:01 PM PDT with 25 Recommends
When I'm strong and feeling fine maybe When I can look at you without crying You might look like a friend of mine But I don't know if I can Open up enough to let you in Here come those tears ...
by MichiganChet
Comment Count 49 comments on Mon Aug 25, 2014 at 05:01 PM PDT with 61 Recommends

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