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…
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…
The English language has had a rough few years. “Literally” has become its own antonym, “they” is clinging desperately to its linguistic usefulness, and…
Subscriber Thread - April 2022When I tell people what I do for a living, one of the first questions I get asked is; “aren’t you afraid you’ll run out of things to write about?” I…
Here’s something you won’t know about unless it’s a part of your “lived experience”: If you’re a race writer (you may also need to be black, I’m not…
Figuring out what “side” people are on is hard. There are all these pesky matters of nuance and perspective and critical thought. So instead, we’ve…