Even when things go wrong, the world is an amazing place

A brief meditation on perspective when things go wrong, in that so much that we don’t notice continues to be not only right, but amazing. My laptop died this past week. I was already planning on upgrading, as I knew … Read MoreRead More

7 things I’m grateful for toward the end of 2020

A brief pause at Thanksgiving to talk about some things I can be grateful for in the closing weeks of 2020. 2020 hasn’t been great. Between the pandemic and the U.S.’s abominable response (not just the government, but also the … Read MoreRead More

Toeing the line

There is no glory in poverty

Henry Rollins, who I’ve previously mentioned as being an honorary Unlikely Radical, perhaps the one that I aspire to be like the most, once joked at a spoken word show about a fictitious performance art piece, one with the pretension level amped up to … Read MoreRead More

Revisiting how to be grateful

  It’s Thanksgiving here in the US today. Many people have braved ridiculous airfares, maddening traffic, and horrendous delays, just to spend some time with their family and friends. But once you get past all of the hassle, there remains … Read MoreRead More

How to be grateful

  All throughout my childhood Thanksgiving dinners, I was asked to be grateful.  Grateful for our food, our health, our families, whatever.  And I don’t know if other people felt the same way as I did, but it always felt … Read MoreRead More