If only getting woke were as simple as walking through a door. "Get woke" means becoming aware of social injustices --and it applies especially to those of us born with unrecognized privilege. Getting woke is the process of recognizing our privilege and understanding that others may not have the . . .
It's clear that the left is turning on itself. Eating its young, so to speak. And eating its old, too. Consuming everyone on its own side. That splintering of what should be a unified force is why that awful man in the Oval could very well get re-elected. But that could be too nuanced for many to . . .
I know someone who believed the world was just like the island society depicted in the 1954 novel, Lord of the Flies. In that novel, boys turned on each other with savagery that is incredibly primal. Left on their own, people will default to cruelty, my friend believed; it's unavoidable. Human . . .
I got busy. You know how it is. I traveled, started a business, my dog died. Life happens. And then one day I realized I hadn’t heard from Gary in a very long time. Nor had I seen one of his book reviews. He was a consistent reader of my blog, and sometimes commented there or on my Facebook . . .
Ageism isn't a myth. It's a fact. If you're in those senior years of your career or job, it can be tough going. That's why it takes a bit of strategy to look for a job when you're over 55. It's not impossible--and it's so much easier when you know how to present your experience in a positive . . .
I am a Californian. A northern Californian. No, I wasn't born here. Didn't grow up here. I didn't get here until I was 33. But on my very first visit I felt that little "click" that said, "this is where I am supposed to be." California life has been the best part of my life. By far. And it . . .
Living as I do fairly near Facebook I've watched the company grow and develop. Can't say Mark Z comes out looking good around here. He's not considered the visionary Steve Jobs was, nor is he beloved in any way despite many big charitable donations in the Bay area. People around these parts are wary . . .
Read this one slowly because each nugget is profound: Freedom is a heavy load, a great strange burden for the spirit to undertake. It is not easy. It is not a gift given but a choice made, and the choice made made may be a hard one. The road goes upwards towards the light, but the latent traveler . . .
The famous Occam's Razor says that the simplest explanation is usually the best. And maybe back in the 1300s when Occam was alive, that was true. Sometimes, it can be, even today. But it's not always the best explanation. Sometimes, you can't prove something. But that doesn't mean you can't figure . . .
The leaves may not be changing yet, but the signs are there....change is in the air! Do you feel it yet? Maybe it’s too early…but fall’s coming to New England and Laurie Stone from Musings, Rants & Scribbles is happy. Yes, spring is lovely and summer’s fun. Even old man winter has his icy . . .