One of my favorite TV shows growing up was Ghostwriter. No, I didn't misspell that. I'm not referring to the flaming skeleton-head Marvel comic book character. Read more [...]
I once wanted Barbie hair. I was seven. Years later - in light of the #unapologetic campaign - I wonder why. Read more [...]
I posted this quote on my Facebook from the Texas State Affairs Hearing on HB 2:
"Tell me, where does pro-life stop and start? Does pro-life stop when a child is born?"
-Rep. Sylvester Turner
I don't think there are simple answers to either side of the situation, but I think it's important to move the discussion of life beyond a child being carried to term. By posing this question, Rep. Turner is presenting and highlighting the rhethorical and real-life complexities related to the decision Read more [...]
In the first of the 2012 Presidential Debates, Mitt Romney said the following:
I'm going to stop the subsidy to PBS. I'm going to stop other things. I like PBS. I love Big Bird. I actually like you [Jim Lehrer] too.
NPR.org -Transcript And Audio: First Obama-Romney Debate
As it turns out PBS gets actually very little funding from the federal government (See this visual illustration of PBS federal funding). As Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted:
Cutting PBS support (0.012% of budget) to help Read more [...]
I read today that Facebook is encouraging organ donations. I think this is a great effort and more people should be organ donors. Ultimately I want this campaign to be successful (and it looks like it is) , but I do have a few concerns:
This feature is kind of hidden away. In fact, I didn't realize the amount of "Timeline Life Events" I could indicate until I started writing this. This speaks to a larger problem Facebook has with rolling out new site changes without really communicating Read more [...]