Article in the LA Times: Op-Ed: The key to reducing suicide rates? It’s definitely not lowering taxes Some takeaways: States with higher taxation were also noted to have lower suicide rates than states with lower taxation This turned out to be related to the finding that states with higher taxation also had lower rates of gun … Read more“The Key to Reducing Suicide Rates”
Maybe this is one of those indelicate subjects that needs to be tiptoed around, but … why the F do we call black people, “black people”?? They’re not fucking black … I mean it can’t just be me that thinks this right? that if society calls them that—and I get that they call themselves that … Read moreNo One Is Black, and No One Is White—So Why Do We Call Them That?!
I think part of the problem in America [and in Western cultures in general] is this idea of “The Maverick”—we romanticize those who follow some “inner voice” and shrug off all the dissenters and naysayers and those who say they’re wrong, and that it can’t be done … “Mavericks” don’t care what anyone thinks; they … Read moreBelieve In Yourself! [But Not Too Much]
Kind of a fascinating and also appalling moment in American History when the U.S. President can directly and publicly insult four female members of Congress by mocking their dignity in an obviously taunting, racist, and contemptuous manner, AND have *187* other douchebags in Congress go on record supporting that behavior … He does this shit … Read moreWe live in a broken country
For her birthday fesitivity, my friend Vicki asked partygoers to bring a list of any 40 things, such as 40 favorite movies, 40 meaningful books, 40 songs etc. I was trying to think of ideas for my list and just wound up just making this list of 40 possible ideas for 40 Things lists … … Read more40 Ideas for Lists of 40 Things
As I stepped off the plane, it was suddenly obvious – “THAT’s the reason they call it the Big Island!” I exclaimed to myself. Now, to be sure, I’d always had an inkling that part of the reason for the nickname had to do with the island’s purported superiority over its neighbors, in terms of … Read moreThe Big Island – A Peculiar Interlude