Your education might be your last hope

Your education might be your last hope

I have a friend who was told by a prospective employer that she would not get the job because she is not a Mormon.   I have another friend who published an article examining her personal experience with racism in the course of her education. She got more than a...

Wednesday Woes: The Trouble with Nicknames

The other day, my friend Jarom was reborn. It was amazing.   Walking through Times Square, Jarom was stopped by a random rap artist, peddling his wares among the tourists. “What’s your name, man?”   “Jarom.”   “Jared?”   “Jarom.”   “Cool,”...

Your Resigned Optimism Sucks

This week Old Man Winter sucker-punched us right in the back of the head.  He sang us all off to a peaceful slumber with mendacious lullabies, promising us a lush, warm winter. And then, right as we were all floating off to the Land of Sweet Dreams, he flipped us over...

Wednesday Woes: Movie trivia time

Has this ever happened to you? You’re at party, really hitting it off with a fine specimen of whatever gender(s) you’re into. You two are comparing notes on personal dreams, favorite bands, influential bands, politics, religion, the works and all signs are pointing...