Lately, I have been thinking about the difference between “blessed” and “lucky.” While both are important in at least that they recognize things happen beyond a person’s own agency, both have completely different meanings and larger suggestions and both vastly… Read More ›
We’re all products of time and place.
All kinds of things have been on my mind.
Beginning with the era of the Civil Rights Revolution in the 1950s and 1960s, the Modern Republican Party founded itself in part in opposition to this increase in the nation’s diversity and civil rights, and also in part as an Extremist/Fundamentalist… Read More ›
The United States IS Uneducated, NOT Fragmented & A Brief Case Study in Religion and Marriage Rights
This is probably mostly preaching to the choir, considering my audience. But a rant is in order. Yes, of course, the United States is fragmented, but the real cause is rooted in vast anti-intellectualism, not increasingly divergent mores. People in… Read More ›
A friend I met via this very blog sent me two articles earlier this week about a move in Quebec to remove all religious symbols in the public sector. Read this news article about it and then read McGill University’s… Read More ›
Democracy is a funny concept. Democracy remains the United States’s greatest ideal, most announced achievement, most grasped buzzword and yet, its greatest and perhaps most unachievable challenge. Why is it so hard for so many to live by “we the people”… Read More ›