classism prejudice racism social justice

safety along color lines

i’ll never forget when, visiting my mom’s childhood home in a perfectly safe, perfectly normal south side of chicago neighborhood, the ex-spouse shared a story with me of his experience growing up on the north side of chicago. when he was a kid, and his family would drive further south through majority black neighborhoods, his […]

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are we ok?

the other day i texted a friend a gif that said ‘everything is garbage.’ intellectually i know that everything is not, in fact, garbage, but a whole lot of things suck right now. normal is in short supply for a lot of us. i see the people who are operating (mostly) as if it’s business […]


winter solstice 2020

wikipedia says that “the word solstice is derived from the Latin sol (“sun”) and sistere (“to stand still”), because at the solstices, the Sun’s declination appears to “stand still”; that is, the seasonal movement of the Sun’s daily path (as seen from Earth) pauses at a northern or southern limit before reversing direction.” for many […]