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The fifty people that were murdered in Orlando were our people. They're not just "those people". They're you and me. I can see many thinking, "Why should I care? I am not gay. My children are not gay. I don't know any gay people." Gay rights are human rights. When you implicitly condone violence perpetrated [...]

  Dear Internet, please stop sharing, re-posting, re-tweeting, liking, +'ing, quotes about travel that do not check privileges inherently associated with the ability to pick up and go. I love travel. I enjoy travel. Heck, I focus in the travel product area at work. But I also understand that the ability to travel is a [...]

“Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.” -- Margaret Atwood I came across a helpful, objective, step by step analysis of "Reverse [Fill in the blank]ism" complaints and the fallacy in those complaints. Often in the call for "compassion", for understanding, for listening to the [...]

Something horrific happened in Boston, to Boston, to people who congregated in that resilient city for the annual Boston Marathon. Two explosive devices went off near the finish line when many were getting close to accomplish what was one of the most impressive feats, running in and finishing a marathon. There were a lot of footages and [...]

Rain Drops on Roses

One of my favorite movies, as cliche as a cliche can be, is indeed The Sound of Music. I often thought to myself, "I should start a list of 'My Favorite Things' just so I could remember the little things in life, the fleeting moments, the silly indulgences, that make the sun shine, that remind [...]

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My parents taught me well: never gloat. Never rub it in. So I will simply put these up with no comments added.             Now... In case you are worried that we are all going to get a big head and become complacent and start subscribing to this false belief of [...]

It's always better late than never, right? Confession: I did not realize how massive the impact Hurricane Sandy had on the lives of people in New York City and New Jersey until I came across the pictures.     In my ignorance, I had thought in the very beginning, "How bad could it be? This [...]

Today, on May 9, 2012, for the first time in history, the President of United States publicly announced that he supports same-sex marriage. [Let's not overlook the fact though that he also said each state gets to decide whether to legalize same-sex marriage or not... But still...] What makes it such a groundbreaking moment in [...]

Unless you live under a rock, or you are my husband, by now you must have seen (or chosen to skip) this video, KONY 2012 (video at the bottom of this post for all you under-the-rock-dwellers), and it is possible you are already tired of "hearing" about it on your Facebook or Twitter (or even, dare [...]

By taking them to the exhibit dedicated to the 1980s at Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, of course!   I am kidding on the square, seeing how this is a hard glance back at the 1980s with a critical eye: feminism, gender politics, race politics, AIDES, political upheavals in the Latin America, Disappeared, Reaganism, [...]

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