It's not enough to know that "fake news" exists; we need to be humble enough to acknowledge that we are susceptible to it, and to blame for it.
As an American living abroad, there is almost no sustained conversation with a citizen of a foreign country that doesn't, at some point turn to America's follicularly-avant-garde leader.
I don't do New Year's resolutions. I'm a big believer in personal change, I just don't put any stock in arbitrary time markers. We don't change because the calendar turns; we change because we make a choice to do so.
We are going to remember 2016. We are going to remember it for what we lost. We are going to remember it for all that happened, and for all that we had hoped would happen, but did not. There will be times when the memories will come back to us in waves of pain and anger and utter dismay. We will not be able to forget.
This past week has been loud. Our entrance into the Gilded Phage erupted in protests, violence, and hate speech, while Twitter fights, Facebook rants, and, most vital, thoughtful blog posts remain at pre-Election levels. Voices are still reaching the cheap seats as dire warnings of an encroaching wave of racism and bigotry are met with caustic dismissals … Continue reading What can a white, heterosexual, cisgender male do? Listen.
Doesn't it seem like every one is just really, really, really pissed off these days?
This is the post that will change everything. After this post goes viral, nothing will be the same.
Human history is the story of finding balance, swinging too far one way and swinging back, always in search of the sweet spot.