For the last several months I have been entertaining myself between work emails by delving into the Longform.org archives. One recurring theme in my internet journalism travels is the exploits of white men who reach for the stars and fall far short. Here are some of my favorites.
Time for another recap of OUAT‘s Frozen story arc. This episode was a two-hour episode, and while a lot happened, we also got a lot of backstory.
You don’t have to worry, this isn’t about a white woman claiming to be part of the Natural Hair Movement. Nor about Lady Gaga’s song “Hair” (although I think she has a point with the sentence “I am my hair”).
Stories matter. They are one of the fundamental ways in which we learn. In pregnancy and childbirth, “horror stories” are to avoided. To be ignored. To be drowned out by the empowered. Why does empowerment need to come at the exclusion of a whole spectrum of knowledge?
Being organized is difficult in the best of circumstances. When your ass is owned by your employer for the equivalent of two people per week, organization can become a huge challenge.
In 2006, which feels like a million years ago, I went to Ukraine for a weekend. It was an eventful two days, and I’ve just come across the pictures on a photo disc (that’s how old-fashioned we’re talking about here), so let me tell you all about it.
As a rule, I try to avoid Fox News. Entering its fray is akin to heading into the woods butt-naked, then hitting a hornet’s nest repeatedly with a stick. I know it will sting and I’ll curse and be covered in welts…so why go there? But in reading about Bill Cosby and the mounting allegations of sexual abuse he’s facing, … Read More