Cast Your Vote

On Saturday, millions of demonstrators across the country came together in solidarity to let the world know that women’s rights are human rights, that we won’t sit idly while an insecure sexist and bigot takes aim at our dignity and our safety. In every major city, turnout substantially exceeded expectations. Washington anticipated 250,000 marchers, but … More Cast Your Vote

Scott Pruitt’s Beliefs and Actions Directly Violate the EPA’s Mission

FEATURED IMAGE: thepridela.com President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Scott Pruitt, Attorney General of Oklahoma, to head up the EPA has, understandably, caused quite a stir. Pruitt is one more among a long line of highly contentious cabinet appointments who have a history of disdain for the very departments they have been selected to run. Since … More Scott Pruitt’s Beliefs and Actions Directly Violate the EPA’s Mission

The 5 Best Ways to Be a Feminist Boyfriend

FEATURE IMAGE: from jezebel.com. NOTE: I always like to acknowledge when something I write is normative, and this certainly falls within that category. As a heterosexual male, the male-female romance is the only one I know intimately enough to feel comfortable offering advice on. It is never my intent to exclude or devalue other types of … More The 5 Best Ways to Be a Feminist Boyfriend

Your Vote Is Worth Way Less Than a Wyoming Resident’s in the Electoral College

FEATURED IMAGE: www-personal.umich.edu The Electoral College is a hotly debated institution, as well it should be. Twice in the last 5 elections, the candidate who won the popular vote — who achieved a plurality in total votes, fair and square — lost the election because they didn’t secure enough electoral votes. This only happened 3 times prior, all in … More Your Vote Is Worth Way Less Than a Wyoming Resident’s in the Electoral College

The 5 Presidential Candidates Who Won the Popular Vote but Lost the Election

FEATURED IMAGE: from boingboing.net. To Millennials, a candidate who loses the election despite winning the popular vote would seem commonplace. Of the last 5 elections, it’s happened twice. I’ve been alive for 7 elections, so this event has occurred in about 30% of the elections that have taken place during my lifetime. Pretty standard at this point. The perception that this is unremarkable couldn’t be … More The 5 Presidential Candidates Who Won the Popular Vote but Lost the Election

The DAPL: Business-As-Usual In A Land Founded On Atrocities

FEATURED IMAGE: Lakota Chief Arvol Looking Horse at Standing Rock, from tumblr.com. “It feels like 1875 because Natives are still fighting for our land.” ~American Indian writer, Sherman Alexie. Most of us have been brainwashed by twisted accounts of the European colonization of America taught in school. Amidst the resistance mounted at Standing Rock this … More The DAPL: Business-As-Usual In A Land Founded On Atrocities

What Should Non-Natives In The U.S. Call Our Fellow Native Citizens?

FEATURED THUMBNAIL IMAGE: newyorker.com. The Dakota Access Pipeline protest at Standing Rock, an important cultural event and an intense clash of race, climate change, and water concerns, has engendered a renewed focus on the lived experience of the Native peoples of our country. I anticipate a lot of talk about this issue in the coming … More What Should Non-Natives In The U.S. Call Our Fellow Native Citizens?

Serenity in the Silence and Noise of Iceland

Iceland is a vast, mysterious realm carved out of sharp contrasts. While driving the paved Ring Road that encircles the country, the landscape transforms so drastically hour-by-hour it creates the illusion you’ve transported to a different dimension entirely. From towering cliff faces, crumbling and weathered, to oceans of hardened lava rock concealed by contiguous, impossibly … More Serenity in the Silence and Noise of Iceland

Turning 25: Stepping Boldly into the Present (Revised & Compressed for Blog Submissions Under 1000 Words)

Twenty-five is a strange birthday. It’s the first since 20 in which everyone expects me to feel older. “You’re practically 30, because you round up now,” some joke. “Ah, your mid- to late-20s, no going back!” others warn. It seems society has decided that 25 marks the beginning of some inescapable decline through adulthood. As … More Turning 25: Stepping Boldly into the Present (Revised & Compressed for Blog Submissions Under 1000 Words)