I had to stop laughing long enough to understand other people's tears for a time. I can still laugh. I can still make someone laugh. Somehow, all of this, while being mindful of what the cost of that joke is.
While we condemn Magneto's more extreme actions, we do one thing for him: we try to understand his plight and relate.
I cannot fathom being so far removed from my actions that I could believe who I am as a person is in any way detached from my political choices or that it should be. Yet here I am, on social media, reading people decrying the the evils and dangers of identity politics. Where did we … Continue reading Identity Politics
before you try to make oppression or misogyny or racism or so many other things an academic pursuit, please let these two words be your mantra: just don't.
Full disclosure: I'm Christian and the crazy kind that makes religious and non-religious people very uncomfortable or completely at-ease depending. With that in mind, I have got to have this conversation with my extended family about the way you are responding to these issues with the current presidency, political and social climate, and just in … Continue reading Faith and Politics: Part One of Many
It's been a few months of taking in information and news about everything from politics, religion, and beyond and I think I'm full which is to say that I have to take a break to process everything. Have you ever felt so overwhelmed and sad, but just kept reading and reading and... you know what? … Continue reading Letting Things Happen
So there's a guy. He's a normal guy working at a plant shop in a somewhat run-down part of town in a plant shop. He's been there a long time, working for a boss he somewhat likes and mostly loathes. It is this character, Seymour, that we learn to identify with in this movie. We … Continue reading Not-So-Suddenly Seymour