A White Problem

Like a lot of us, I want to see myself as one of the good ones, a white ally. But I can’t do that just by being good to the people I know, by welcoming the company of a diverse array of people. I have to spend a lot more time than I would otherwise chose to in all white spaces in order to make a difference to people of color. And I didn’t see that coming.

The Taxpayer’s Lament

All together, as your average citizen looking to credible news sources and government budget publications, I gather that we could be spending up to 1.5 cents on every tax dollar to pay for the food, housing, and healthcare of people who do not care to work to take care of themselves. I'm not saying that's not a lot, but I don't think it's the hardship my high school friend imagines it to be. And I'm not saying it's right, but it's not wrong enough to condemn our admittedly flawed social safety net.

Are Yor There God? It's Me, Margaret

Big Fucking Deal

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Universal Divide

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Rose Arc Pool

Year Nine

I am not a morning person, but I got up earlier than usual today to pack my lunch and pick up doughnuts on my way...

Instant Classic

I just screened School of Rock for a seven-year-old and a seventy-year-old, which was quite an experience. Recalibration of reference points were necessary on both...