Defund the Police.

I was recently at a Roll for Justice rally in support of Black Lives Matter. The speaker said, and I am paraphrasing, “People are mad about us protesting, rioting, burning buildings. Have any of them thought about how they would feel to be descended from people who were bought, mutilated, raped, and murdered without consequence?” … More Defund the Police.

“A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini

(Originally published on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016, the day after Donald Trump won the electoral college, while losing the popular vote by almost 3,000,000 votes) ‘”This isn’t some village. This is Kabul. Women here used to practice law and medicine; they held office in the government’… “…Men wielding pickaxes swarmed the dilapidated Kabul Museum and smashed pre-Islamic … More “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini

Stop Making Kids Pledge Their Allegiance To The Flag.

At the very beginning of every single school day, students are asked to pledge their allegiance to the flag of the United States, and acknowledge the existence of a god in doing so. My informal argument for why this is problematic follows. We teach students, or at least we ought to, to take their words … More Stop Making Kids Pledge Their Allegiance To The Flag.

“Tulalip From My Heart” by Harriette Shelton Dover

(Originally published on Monday, June 18th, 2018) My library account is currently suspended because of this book. Well, that’s not entirely fair. It’s suspended because I haven’t returned the book. Not really fair to blame it. Someone put a hold on this book after I checked it out and I have not yet checked it … More “Tulalip From My Heart” by Harriette Shelton Dover

“A Brief History of Time” by Stephen Hawking

Juneteenth I just finished reading “A Brief History of Time” by Stephen Hawking. The amount of information this slim book contains is staggering. I’m really grateful it’s in a book, actually, since my brain struggles to retain anything books are where I keep most of my information.  The book touches on many subjects that fit … More “A Brief History of Time” by Stephen Hawking