Going into 2017, we should all have a healthier relationship with death. For all 2016’s celebrity deaths – including musicians I love like Prince, Maurice White, and David Bowie – I don’t think it has been a terrible year. It has been a year that has reminded us of what we, as humans, can do… Read More A Resolution for 2017: A Better Relationship with Death
What happens when words become tantamount to violence?… Read More Woman in Chicago Allegedly Attacked After Coverage of Racist Rant
If I have a child, they’ll surely know about and perhaps even get a kick out of Santa Claus. But they’ll know he’s a work of fiction. A ghost of Christmas past, if you will.… Read More If I Have Kids, They’ll Know Santa is Fake
If you’re looking at East Aleppo today and wondering what you can do to help, consider supporting Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). And by support, I don’t just mean donation. That does help, sure, but learn about how war is conducted; about how WE conduct war. Putin and Assad have been scoundrels in… Read More Care About Syria? Start Taking Responsibility
I can look up into the sky with awe and see cotton-like snowflakes float gracefully downward and remember what it felt like to be amazed by what else could be out there in the world, a feeling now accompanied by a shiver of fear.… Read More Apropos the Chicago Snow
For blogging, Raif Badawi was sentenced to 10 years and 1,000 lashes by Saudi Arabia. In every way other than location, he’s just like me. … Read More Ten years and 1,000 lashes: Free Raif Badawi, charged with blogging in Saudi Arabia
Geert Wilders is heavily favored to be the next prime minister of the country that has now charged him with inciting discrimination.
… Read More Netherlands Speech Laws Pave Path for Slippery Slope Toward Tyranny