Saddle your ass, instead of sitting on it.

The temptation to cultivate a highlight reel of perfection for the internet is one of the many novel afflictions of life that our ancestors didn’t have to deal with, certainly not to the extent that we do. Sure, they felt other pressures to keep up appearances, but with the advent of social media there seems … Continue reading Saddle your ass, instead of sitting on it.

What is disguised but never lies? Lessons from The Batman.

“Give a man a mask and he will tell you the truth,” observed Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde, and after watching the latest iteration of the iconic dark detective superhero in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, I certainly agree. I found the film exceeded my expectations, especially since I wasn’t initially impressed with the casting … Continue reading What is disguised but never lies? Lessons from The Batman.

Hoodie with a hole in the heart: Trayvon Martin Ten Years Later.

Trayvon Martin's hoodie with a bullet hole through the heart is now displayed in the African American History Museum. This is a reminder of the tragic death of a promising young man some ten years ago, because someone thought him not worthy to walk through a specific neighborhood. In the ten years since his death, … Continue reading Hoodie with a hole in the heart: Trayvon Martin Ten Years Later.