It Starts With You

I’ve been thinking a lot these last few days about the state of the world and what we can do about it. And then a friend challenged me to come up with THE solution. Rather than dismiss it as merely an insane idea, I took my own advice: I tried. It’s not THE answer. There’sContinue reading “It Starts With You”

I Had a Sleepover at a White Supremacist’s. Here’s What I Learned.

When I was in third grade I had a sleepover at a white supremacist’s house. His daughter and I were school friends and she invited me over. I didn’t know who her dad was, but I did know that she and I both liked tetherball and reading. That was more than enough for eight-year oldContinue reading “I Had a Sleepover at a White Supremacist’s. Here’s What I Learned.”

Trump and the Myth of Disconnection

Imagine this breaking news: “Aliens Attempt to Steal Earth’s Sun. Humanity Doomed Unless Aliens Defeated.” As preposterous as this headline may be, it does one important thing. It unites humanity against a common foe. Lately in the news I hear a lot of “us” versus “them.” Whether it’s Republicans versus Democrats, Christians versus Muslims, blackContinue reading “Trump and the Myth of Disconnection”

Privileged

priv·i·lege ˈpriv(ə)lij/ noun 1. a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group of people. I, like anyone, can only know what is normal for me. I have not lived in anyone else’s shoes, and can, at best, glean bits and pieces of their experience of the worldContinue reading “Privileged”