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 [...]

Pedagogy + Education

This particular list was shared by one of my college professors. The grievance is that there are holes in education. These holes are proof of propaganda. This selective absence of information is prejudice that enhances one group while maligning all others. Education standards have been manipulated by nefarious people and practices that must be corrected [...]

Echo Chamber

I have worked in environments surrounded by liberals (at one place, Trump’s face was given a Hitler mustache and posted on a dartboard) and I have worked in environments surrounded by conservatives (at one place, we listened to Rush Limbaugh in the afternoons). The point of interest to me is that both parties feel marginalized, [...]