Reflecting in (and on) the Age of Trump

It has been over six months since I posted any blog post and considering that I previously posted at a frequency of every 1-2 weeks, this marks a drastic decline in my blogging frequency.  There has been no decline in my capacity, willingness nor availability to justify such a radical decline and the world has … Continue reading Reflecting in (and on) the Age of Trump

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Queer People Do Not Exist: The Advent of a Political Aporia

1 — Introduction It is understood that the provocative nature of the title of this essay may paint the perception that this work is an affront to uphold a political bias. And, in that regard, I hope to borrow the curiosity and attention of the readers sympathies as we slowly unpack this essay. The purpose … Continue reading Queer People Do Not Exist: The Advent of a Political Aporia

On The Efficacy of Education Reform

1— Introduction The majority of political discourse on the national stage — with varying degrees of philosophical and rhetorical decorum — is evident that the question of public education is a matter of contention and debate. There have been countless efforts in the last few decades to prop up the american education system and notwithstanding … Continue reading On The Efficacy of Education Reform

The Allure and Illusion of Donald Trump

The Allure As Carly stated, the popularity of Donald Trump is rooted in an “anger” with the politics-as-usual status quo of Washington[1], and although I agree with the sentiment of that assessment, I think the allure of Trump is more evident in the response of his GOP opposition than in the “angry” followers responsible for … Continue reading The Allure and Illusion of Donald Trump

Why I Didn’t Vote

Before I go into depth explaining why I didn't vote this year, I think it would be helpful to explain why I did vote in the previous elections.  I am 35 years old and I have voted in every single election since I was 18 years old, and even participated in Kid Vote when I … Continue reading Why I Didn’t Vote

Meditations on Futility (Elections)

A couple months ago I was sitting in a coffee shop in Palo Alto reading and in the booth next to me was congressional candidate Ro Khanna. He was there with a woman, of whom I do not know, and it seemed as though he was trying to convince her that his campaign was the … Continue reading Meditations on Futility (Elections)

Children of the GOP

Years ago while having lunch with a conservative colleague I found myself in a rather heated discussion over the executive orders signed by President Bush and my colleague argued that the “president should be able to do what he needs to do, to protect the nation”.   I told him he is welcome to believe that, … Continue reading Children of the GOP

The Memorial Day Illusion

Today is Memorial Day and I am bombarded with Facebook posts that are asking me to take the time to honor the men and women who have served our country and not to passively and disingenuously dismiss Monday as being only instrumental in allowing for a three-day weekend and an excuse to drink in excess … Continue reading The Memorial Day Illusion

to the Hypocritical Christian

A Letter to a Christian, I have recently had some conversations with several Christian friends about the notion of same-sex marriage and I thought I would examine this in further detail. I have heard them say that it is not a matter of discrimination, because people who are gay or lesbian have an equal right … Continue reading to the Hypocritical Christian