Primary Endorsements

Primary Endorsements

I take politics seriously but I don’t think I’ve ever been this focused going into a primary.  Since I’ve been working my way through the deep ballot, I figured I’d share my input on the candidates and measures we’ll be voting for Tuesday...
Finding Rock Bottom

Finding Rock Bottom

How do you keep your head above water when assaulted by a constant stream of hate and violence?  It seems like week after week, the chaos raining down from on high keeps coming. Riding the Downward Spiral On May 17th, the Senate confirmed Gina Haspel, a proponent of...
Liberal Intolerance

Liberal Intolerance

A curious thing happened the other day. Not once but twice I ran into conservatives crying hypocrisy. The repetition of that specific word struck me because until recently I’ve seldom heard it from the right. It smacks of a talking point that bubbled up in the...
On Restrooms and Racism

On Restrooms and Racism

In a civilized society public restrooms should be a human right not a matter of privilege or a flashpoint of discrimination. I say this in the wake of the Starbucks incident that resulted in two African American men being arrested on April 14.  It’s a situation...
Flipping the Script on Guns

Flipping the Script on Guns

Something remarkable happened in the wake of tragedy in Parkland, FL. America witnessed a generation waking up politically, and it’s been fascinating to watch teenagers snatch the mic back from the extreme right. There have been so many defining moments, from Emma...
Why We Dream of Space

Why We Dream of Space

Last week the world witnessed a spectacle courtesy of Elon Musk and SpaceX. There’s a lot to unpack in the Falcon Heavy launch, but for me it was a moment of exhilaration, proof of what humanity is capable of when we dream of big things. We are not bound to this...