How do you feel about money? It’s just a thing that’s needed to live within the current society. It's neither evil nor good; it’s just a tool, and people use it for their own devices. Should billionaires (or millionaires) exist? Is it right to aspire to be a billionaire (i.e. rich)? I don't see any … Continue reading Perspectives on Wealth & Money #1
Cow farts significantly contribute to global warming. Consolidating student loan debt is permanent and carries with it a few critical caveats: you could lose the benefit of income-based repayment plans. Some argue that cow burps, not flatulence, is a greater contributor to global warming because their burps release more methane. Neil DeGrasse Tyson wrote a … Continue reading What Did You Learn This Week That You Didn’t Know Before?
How would you describe yourself? Kyle: White, mid-western, small town protestant upbringing who’s now a liberal New Yorker. What frustrates you the most about racism and/or racists? Kyle: When other white people take me into confidence, as if we’re on the same team, and try to point out an us vs. them thing (where us … Continue reading Perspectives on Race & Racism #12: Kyle, The Curious Librarian
Yesterday’s Forbes' cover of Kylie Jenner triggered me, so I need to be Luther for a few minutes. She’s set to be the youngest-ever self-made billionaire. I’ll be brief because this is actually an indictment. There is no such thing as self-made. Not for Kylie. Not for me. My parents have been together for over 40 … Continue reading The (American) Myth of Self-Made
I competed in Odyssey of the Mind in middle school, but I don’t remember much about it. I just remember loving it, traveling with the team, and working as fast as possible to solve interesting, complicated problems. My parents were always active in our schools. Someone was always there at the meetings, performances, games, and … Continue reading Should You Talk To Your Children About Kylie Jenner, Wealth, and Cardi B?
I have to break things up into parts before I can digest them. I do this with books, new information, and chores. I do this with pancakes and tortilla chips. I do this when I’m anxious, nervous, worried, scared, but especially when I’m angry. I do this when I’m working towards a large project or a … Continue reading Day 2, Week 27: When Are You Most Productive?
I’ll be brief because this isn’t an indictment. It’s a sincere question that I’m genuinely curious about because I know not everyone shares the same vision of what it means to be a patriotic American. Not everyone agrees that it’s even right to be patriotic. A patriot is someone who loves her country and is … Continue reading Should You Talk To Your Children About Patriotism? (Happy Independence Day!)
When she had an epileptic seizure during Science, I thought she was faking. She was coy, but always considerate. If my frustration ever showed, I’d return from lunch to find an apple on my desk and a sticky note scribbled with crayon. It was important that I acknowledge her, and she was more than pleased … Continue reading We Need To Have A Conversation About Education.
She took Ritalin on purpose. She said she needed it to get through law school. She’d gotten it from her younger brother who didn’t like the way it made him felt. She’d used it a few times in high school and loved how productive it made her. Her partner was a budding photographer who was … Continue reading What Are You Curious About?
“Making my way downtown—walking fast, faces pass and I’m home bound. Staring blankly ahead just making my way, making a way through the crowd. And I need you. And I miss you. And now I wonder. If I could fall into the sky, do you think time would pass me by? ‘Cause you know I’d … Continue reading Should You Talk To Your Children About #MeToo? (I’m Rooting For Terry Crews)