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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Predestined

I’m going down memory lane, I’ll keep this bullet pointed. Both of my parents endured abusive upbringings. Despite this my brother and I were raised in a Christian home. My father was given faith as an adult and decided to learn Hebrew to better understand the Tanakh. As a consequence I learned the Hebrew alphabet [...]

Simplicity

When someone says modern art, I often consider things like– –which question the skill level required to be popular. I understand where the mockery comes from, but there is a double standard to address. The typical complaint relates to a common ability to reproduce an expensive painting with recognizable features. To summarize, a child can [...]

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, [...]