By what mechanisms are we socialized and acculturated as children? Usual answers involve major social institutions such as churches, media outlets, schools, and family units. But, I’ve never heard anyone make a direct and needed connection between the process of… Read More ›
People either love or hate Full House (1987-1995) and now Fuller House (2016-). One of many reasons to love these shows is that they provide a Queer outlook on family life, which has been almost completely ignored by the blogosphere. A “queered” analysis examines the… Read More ›
I spoke with my friend Aaron Alon about BULLY, his new musical film which follows a teen who commits suicide after being bullied. The independent film will be released in 2017. AJP: Thank you, Aaron, for taking the time to discuss BULLY… Read More ›
Political parties and their followers, as they currently function in the United States, represent the antithesis of the golden rule. They simply don’t treat each other the way they would like to be treated. George Washington warned that political parties… Read More ›
What better time to reflect on the actual State of our Union than on the dawn of the United States’s 239th birthday. The so-classified Founding Fathers, especially with the establishment of the Constitution, essentially aimed and did recreate (and even… Read More ›
We’re all products of time and place.
Approaching Dillards at Baybrook Mall the other day my eyes immediately came across the above advertisement before I could even walk in the store. There are several possible ways to interpret this advertisement. As a thought exercise (H/T to Aaron and… Read More ›