Do you read? You’re reading right now, but is reading a major part of your life? Do you do it deliberately, often, widely, and with intention? I do. Reading is woven into moments of my life— I remember what I read on my belated honeymoon with Max (Jhumpa Lahiri's Unaccustomed Earth). I remember what I read... Continue Reading →
Here’s the kicker: we will all cause harm in our lifetimes. But it’s possible to make choices to reduce harm, and to actively seek understanding of the impact we have.
When I worked at Borders in Downtown Crossing in Boston (remember Borders?!), I was once reprimanded for asking customers if they needed a bag for their purchase rather than giving them one automatically. I explained my reasoning to the manager (lots of people actually don’t— and never thought about it, and would be just as... Continue Reading →
This isn't a considered and nuanced post with researched and edited points. It's Old School Blogging: brain dumping, hitting publish, and consequences be damned. Sorry not sorry. So read on at your own risk! Ready for Real Talk? OK. How do I exist in a world where working to make incremental progress towards decreasing oppression... Continue Reading →
You can’t please everyone. You will offend people. People will disagree with you. People will criticize you. This is true whether you care about it or not. There, isn’t that freeing? Burn bright. Who cares?? Photo by Markus Spiske Jeff Bezos is widely credited with saying “if you can’t tolerate critics, don’t do anything new or... Continue Reading →
I move to abolish the status quo! Is this radical? Yes. So what? The co-op I lived in in college did this once, and it was messy. All the rules about everything-- who cooked, how food was ordered, what the jobs were, whether meat was allowed-- were struck. Everything that could be argued about was... Continue Reading →