Category: culture

So, About Charlottesville

The question is not: How to we stop noticing race. The question is: How to we prevent ourselves from allowing racism to run rampant and rip us apart? The answer has everything to do with who we allow to assign value, worth, and dignity to people.

In Charlottesville, we have a shameful snapshot of what happens when people begin to believe that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are up for grabs.

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the US election: so now what?

In the aftermath of this election — this national catharsis of fear and anger — the question is: What’s our course of action? Where do we go from here?

Believe it or not, this is one of those rare times when there is a clear-cut, universal, rock-solid, dirt-simple answer. Really.

3 lessons from my first Uber ride & how I escaped the surge

All the cool kids are using Uber these days. I gave it a whirl in Chicago this week. Despite one big uber gotcha that almost cost me 100 bucks (yeah, $100), it worked like a charm. Here’s how I wiggled into and back out of that hundred-dollar Uber mistake — and a few other lessons I learned as an Uber n00b.

3 Reasons Why We’re Seeing More Bad News Than Ever

The silent, subtle manipulation happening on your social media feeds, timelines, and TV.

to the doers

I look up to those who speak and provide their own illustrations – those who wear their convictions on their hands like work gloves and not on their sleeves.

A Few Nuggets from Nawlins

To watch a man go where few have gone, I went to a place I’d never been. The man’s name is Roland. The place? New Orleans.

diseases of the spirit

American religion is conspicuous for its messianically pretentious energy, its embarrassingly banal prose, and its impatiently hustling ambition. None of these marks is remotely biblical. […]