The Assassination of Dr. Tiller

I wrote this article back in 2009, when I was consulting for the local Planned Parenthood offices. I re-publish it here because there are some major reproductive rights bills, cases, and issues in front of a number of law-making bodies, including the Supreme Court (Hobby Lobby v. Obamacare). I've been too emotional & distraught to share my thoughts on this vicious crime to write anything...

Weekly Reflections: 27 January 2014

It's a new year.  Lots of people make resolutions and vow to stop bad habits, start good habits and otherwise begin again.  Start fresh.  I am not an exception. When the night comes earlier in the late autumn, my attention turns to reflection on the current year and considering changes I would like to make.  Since I'm still a student, the winter break affords me ample...

Are You a Slave?

I admit it, I despise debt. Some financial advisors say that some kinds of debts are better than others, and that may be true. Regardless of the character of debt, I still hate it. Whether you have credit card debt, a mortgage, or student loans, you are still tied much more firmly to a job you may hate, just so you can make your payments. Becoming debt-free gives you so much more freedom and...

Multitasking

An attitude of hoarding in an environment of chaos results in some terrible consequences. Many of us turn to multitasking and technology as a way of dealing with the frenetic pace and disorganization of our lives. Even though we convince ourselves that we’re being more productive when watching the news, cooking dinner, answering emails and making phone calls all at the same time, experts say...

The American Dream – A Critique

There is a reason education sucks and it's the same reason it will never, ever, ever be fixed. It's never going to get any better; don't look for it, be happy with what you got because the owners of this country don't want that. I'm talking about the real owners now. The real owners, the big, wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget the...