Category Archives: Current Events

Shift and Disrupt

I have a disruption at my core, a gnawing sense that a shift is coming soon. I see a daily news feed full of civilian protest and police retaliation, while genuinely feeling the loss of a man I never met. … Continue reading

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I’m Killing Environmental Activists

Oil in my car. The diamond in my engagement ring. Small metal components in my electronic devices. I don’t know for sure where any of these materials came from. It’s possible no one was hurt in obtaining them. It’s also … Continue reading

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Culturally Acceptable Mutilation – Be Outraged

I’ve known about female circumcision, or Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) for a long time. When I was a college student, my hate for the practice was solidified when it was coincidentally discussed in two separate classes on the same morning. … Continue reading

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Required Watching

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, let me once again mention the new Cosmos, Neil deGrasse Tyson and an amazing opportunity for free, entertaining education. Three episodes have now aired, and are available to you, without commercials, … Continue reading

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“A Fundamental Disconnect”

Getting back to my roots here, in a manner of speaking. I was inspired by a recent article about the supply and demand of the meat industry. The point of the article is that the current meat industry exists as … Continue reading

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The Fish and The Stars

My curiosities wriggle to the depths of the oceans, And flit to the height of the stars. Sharing niceties with the fish, And begging secrets of the planets. Listening to Sagan as if in a dream, And hoping his sentiments … Continue reading

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Life on My Mind

As I said to a world-weary friend on Monday: “Being an adult with access to information is exhausting.” Work, family, Korea, taxes, questionable food sources, social obligations, blasts at public events… It’s a lot to take in every day. I … Continue reading

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Everyone Deserves What I Have

You’ve seen this image, right? It is a logo designed by the Human Rights Campaign, and signifies my support of marriage, and marital rights, equality for all adult couples. I just need to be clear on where I stand. I’m … Continue reading

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December 14, 2012

Not all that long ago, I wrote a post about the state of mental health care in this country. Last week, a young man brutally took the lives of 20 first graders and six educators. I cannot imagine anyone doing … Continue reading

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“I’m Sooooo-o-o Tired…”

The title is a Beatles reference, in case you didn’t catch that. I’ve been thinking about sleep a lot lately, mainly because I’m reading a book about fostering healthy sleep habits in babies and children. I would love to have … Continue reading

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