How is it that a generation raised on “Be Yourself” entertainment is so obsessed with conforming to labels? How can we, on one hand, talk so much about how our race, gender and sexuality doesn’t define our potential and value, and then turn around and say without a trace of irony, “Oh, I’m a Cancer, that’s why I’m so emotional”? Why are we so in need of being sorted?
For the month of May, let us refrain from negative criticisms. Instead, let's focus on the positive and #SpreadTheLove.
What shape do we expect the decades of our life to take? In my twenties, I lived in 10 different cities, became the first member of my family to graduate from college, marched through a few serious relationships, abandoned the religion of my youth and completed writing 3 (of 4) novels. But so much is left undone.
In the era of constant connection, how do some remain invisible? Like most writers, artists and non-hunks/babes of the world, I was largely anonymous in my teen years. I had my friends, my groups and my failed attempts at finding love that inevitably led to heartache, but while I was a bit higher profile than … Continue reading Invisible
I'm not going to waste a lot of exposition here. You've heard about Joseph Kony now. You've seen the video (or, you know, the first ten minutes, then skipped to the end) and posted it to your Facebook wall. And then, a day after you mustered up the courage and integrity to do what everyone … Continue reading Joseph Kony and “Entitled Salvation” (Again)
An amazing thing happened over this past weekend. Child abuse was ended forever. I know! It's hard to believe, but it's true. Go ahead, try and abuse a child. You can't do it. The Pure and Just force of the Internet is stopping you. When the internet first came into being, this is the sort … Continue reading Entitled Salvation: How Cartoons Saved the World
Facebook is hardly the place for nuanced debate, but I try from time to time. Even in my attempt to avoid simplification, I inevitably simplify. I realize that, but the idea is to get the conversation going in a less emotional direction. In the spirit of The Rally to Restore Sanity, I guess. Click the … Continue reading abortion