There’s no way around it. No matter how precisely you express yourself, no matter how carefully you check your facts, no matter whether they’re even arguing with something you’ve said (!!), once your platform reaches a certain size, you’ll attract “haters.” As Heather Heying once…
In the beginning, there was LGB. And it was good. Lesbian, gay and bisexual people shared a common fight for the right to live their lives free from…
Last week, a friend who follows my writing, pointed out that “progressives” have been the target of a lot of my ire recently. And it’s true. The reason…
It’s been pointed out numerous times, by various people, that some of today’s “anti-racist” efforts have swung all the way back around into outright…
As you might expect, I’m a big fan of words. I love reading them, I love crafting them, I love their shades of meaning and tone. But their true value is…
Empathy is a finite resource. Like food and patience and attention. We use it for the people we care about first, and only extend it to others if we…
A few months ago I watched this fascinating interview with a schizophrenic woman named Cecelia. Cecelia suffers from frequent, often terrifying…
There are some things that pretty much everybody agrees on. Ice cream is delicious, war is bad, and the n-word is the worst word in the English…
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