I lied to myself for years. Sometimes, I still do.… Read More I’ve Been Lying to Myself for Years
I want to quote Sarah Haider’s Twitter thread on the Quebec Mosque shooting at length here. She’s doing some amazing work as co-founder of Ex-Muslims of North America and I thought this was one of the best responses I’ve seen to a terror event and something we should all consider for following events. Read about the Quebec shooting here.… Read More Sarah Haider’s Nuanced Take on Responding to Terrorist Attacks
I started a podcast. WTF do I do now?… Read More I Started a Podcast. WTF Do I Call it? Wanna Be a Guest?
Here’s a statement you won’t see often on the internet or in most parts of American society: Thank you lawyers.… Read More One Time, Let’s Give it Up for the Lawyers
A question I frequently find myself wondering is, of our 325 million U.S. citizens, how many have met a refugee who was granted U.S. citizenship? Do they know they’re less likely to commit crimes, not more?… Read More The U.S. Refugee Question
There’s a strange sense of ignoring a friend, comparable to making direct eye contact with someone you used to know before awkwardly looking down and away, pretending you didn’t see them.… Read More The Psychic Loneliness of Not Consuming As Much Shit
Here’s a tip for the weekend: Don’t let a bad 10 minutes ruin your entire day. … Read More Don’t Let a Bad 10 Minutes Mean a Bad Day
Posting some random video or song or witticism, I sometimes stop myself and think: can’t I just enjoy this?… Read More Can’t I Just Enjoy This?
Life’s hard work is done in the silent moments where nothing is left but images and thoughts. Pain, pleasure, plans, beliefs, memories are all played back in stunning detail, sometimes at half-speed, sometimes edited for precision. High-definition all the way. You learn, you see, and you feel from the distance of a quiet corner. A… Read More The quiet moments are hereby filled
I get bored with saying the same things over and over again. So I don’t. Perhaps you’d like to mix it up a bit as well?… Read More 3 Great ‘S’ Words to Use This Week: Shilly-shally, Sunder, and Supercilious