In the park I practiced handstands against a tree. People passed by with their signs, Black Lives Matter and Defund the Police, on their way to the protest. Someone in a full Spiderman costume asked if I could teach him how to do handstands. At the vigil people handed out candles and neighbors gave each […]
In honor of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor.
Welcome to our brand new world! In a matter of weeks a country of over 300 million people of all shapes, sizes, colors, and belief systems has put itself on lockdown. (Mostly.) While a giant Cheeto tries to sell malaria drugs from his pulpit, local officials and individuals enforce the greatest national feat that I […]
You get blog posts all week. Why? Because I just remembered that we live under a fascist government now. (Yeah sometimes I forget.) Things that happen in dictatorships:1. Children get lost, go unaccounted for, die in government custody. 2. The current regime uses their power to delegitimize the people who previously held power. 3. The […]
IDK if you heard but we’re voting republicans out of office today.
An imagined community (a concept from Benedict Anderson’s 1983 book of the same name) is a community so large that it is impossible for members of this community to ever know or meet all of its other members. Since interpersonal connection cannot provide a basis for this kind of community it relies on other foundations […]
Combine this post along with I am a mean person and I might be about to lose a lot of friends. On the other hand not many people actually read this blog. I have 127 followers but my stats show that not all of those people actually READ my posts. Usually about 40-50 people read […]
It’s a building in SoHo. I take the elevator to the sixth floor. As soon as it opens I felt exposed. The elevator opens right into the “start-up” office. It’s just what you think it is–there are long tables speckled with people on laptops. There’s a small cafe/breakroom and someone who appears to be a […]
I switched continents on you. Sorry. I’m taking an indefinite break from teaching English and traveling and I have returned to the home of my youth. More to come on that, but first–Cincinnati. I took advantage of my early days at home to tag along with my parents to visit my youngest brother who is […]