A player gets hurt, you take a knee. You’re at church and something holy is happening, you take both knees. You’re begging for something to happen, you’re generally kneeling then too. I thought the issue of football players kneeling during the national anthem was so last year. It started with Colin Kaepernick and has moved [...]


Let Us Bring a Hurricane of Help

The end of summer has brought the end of a variety of things but I want to talk about two—the end of safety in many of our coastal cities and the end of DACA. It seems as though natural disaster and social disaster has come in a pair and both are leaving the nation worried [...]

You Gotta Call It Like It Is

Okay, so I’m still getting back in the swing of posting again. So thank you all for bearing with me! As I’m sure many of you have heard, late Friday night, a group of white nationalists, or according to some, supremacists marched on the University of Virginia campus, yelling chants implying white oppression. According to [...]

Missing the Point… Book vs. Movie

I was sitting in my class the other day, listening to celebratory speeches. One girl, a very talented speaker, has a power point; she turns it on and it's a photo for the Netfix show Thirteen Reasons Why and says "This is not suicide." How poignant, I was instantly reeled into her speech, the girl continued [...]

Winning Words

Shellshock. PTSD. Homelessness…Murder. Unfortunately, reintegration into civilian life has often been difficult for soldiers coming home from war, for some it is harder than others. In his feature piece for the New York Times, journalist C.J. Chivers tells the complicated and dramatic story of ex-Marine Sam Siatta. Chivers’ piece was a candidate for the prestigious [...]