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Michael Brown protest Chicago October 24, 2014
Ferguson Embodies All That Is Wrong With America

On August 9, 2014, a young Black male by the name of Michael Brown was shot and killed by a White police officer, Darren Wilson. The event caused a media firestorm. The town of Ferguson, MO a suburb 8 miles from St. Louis, became the hot bed of protests, riots and then looting…all while media […]

Flag of Israel July 29, 2014
From Where Do You Get Your Opinions On Israel?

This is going to be a difficult post to write. For the past month, there’s been a lot of frightening news coming out of Israel. It all began with the kidnapping of three Israeli teenage boys, which ended badly. Hamas was blamed…and (more) rockets flew. My own personal relationship with Israel is complex. Like many […]

gay marriage April 5, 2014
Should Your Politics Interfere With Your Career?

A couple of days ago I saw friends on Facebook encouraging a boycott of Firefox/Mozilla due to their appointment of Brendan Eich, a man who publicly opposes gay marriage. When Eich resigned a day or so later, there were some fist pumps and celebration across social media. I however stayed quiet. I didn’t see any […]

tax receipt December 3, 2011
It’s Not Tax Season, But….

My BF recently got approved for food stamps. I’m very excited for him, because he struggles so much financially, and any type of help is such a blessing. In spite of what the naysayers (especially on City-Data) say, food stamps, welfare, and other social service programs are not some sort of noose around the taxpayers’ […]