Diversity

I am calling him a friend even though we haven’t talked in years. We attended the same schools and played sports together for most of our childhood and teenage years. After high school we went to different colleges and now he lives in Atlanta. He shared this and it’s worth repeating. At the time of [...]

OK Boomer

One of the stories my mother recites often goes like this. Boys, when I’m old and gray which one of you will take care of me? My brother quickly responds with something like, you can come live with me! Then my mother points her gaze in my direction with a smile. To which my response [...]

Rules For Thee

I planned to leave Twitter yesterday, but then people stormed the capitol. Seeing cognitive dissonance on full display is amazing! Remember the Tea Party when Bostonians dressed up as people that weren’t Bostonians? Dress the part, fake it till you make it. Last summer some people tried to overtake BLM marches. This produced the asterisked [...]

Botanical Sexism

By saying common sense, there is an implied and assumed common experience that provides a common knowledge. There used to be a shared library that people within a society understood.  One could start a sentence expecting the audience to accurately finish the story. For example, the emperor is naked. If you are not familiar with [...]

Is That A Supra?!

This will sound sarcastic but I really do appreciate strangers stopping me in a parking lot to tell stories of when they drove a car like mine. These moments are exceptional when restoring a 22 year old vehicle. Most people do not relate to such a process, especially since buying a newer car can be [...]

10 Years Later

"Professors I respect have told me to choose between pursuing a career as an artist, musician, or author. I admit their unanimous advice is practical, but I desperately oppose such a requirement to choose a creative focus.  I fervently believe being an artist, musician and author makes sense. Yet, when I explain myself to friends, [...]