Without any fanfare, I stepped away from reading/watching the news and being on social media for the past seven days. In a given week, I not only open up dozens of articles that I see on Facebook from the NYTimes, Washington Post, the Atlantic and other media, but I have subscriptions to a number of … Continue reading Some Things are Slippery
Is it just me, or have the non-stop memes, the incessant ads and the fact that I only see the same twenty people post (thanks algorithm) made Facebook—gasp—BORING?!? In an informal poll of three other friends, we’ve all come to the same conclusion. Mind you, I’m not one of those who have always derided Facebook. … Continue reading Yawning into the Divide: How Facebook became boring
The 2020 Election is a few days shy of a year from now. If you’re super okay with Trump as president, McConnell as Senate Majority Leader, Barr as AG and a number of Republican down-ballot candidates winning , as well as some truly odious state ballot measures passing, do nothing more than vote. There’s really … Continue reading Election 2020 Workout Plan*
Remember those 80's brain on drugs ads? Can it be fixed? I have a lot of beefs against Facebook these days. The privacy violations, breaking democracy, and the mounting evidence that Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t give a shit about anything but making as much money as possible. But a concern that hits closer to home is … Continue reading Facebook Broke My Brain
You may have suffered a staggering loss, or come home with a new family member. It may be recovering from an illness, or accident. Or as it was in my case, a cross- country move that involved downsizing, two massive road trips and a golden retriever with separation anxiety; but no matter the reason, life … Continue reading The First Step is Forgiveness.
What do an uninhabitable planet, decision making and storytelling have in common? Everything, if you read The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells, The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis and The Storyteller’s Secret by Carmine Callo in quick succession. Unless you’ve been living under a rock—of which there may only be a few left after the … Continue reading Our Final Story?
TLDR: Humans and animals on this planet are doomed if we don’t understand the impact of Dark Money on our political systems. The 80’s are back, or maybe they never went away, at least in regards to greed. Gordon Gekko may have said “greed is good” in the movie Wall Street, but were we supposed … Continue reading Have We Reached Peak Greed? A Review of Dark Money, by Jane Mayer
When I was a baby I was separated from my parents. The details are lost, but the story is that when I was days or weeks old I was left in a box on the steps in front of a police station in Seoul Korea. I’ve always assumed my mother voluntarily left me, given the … Continue reading I too, was separated from my parents and given a number.
I’m leaving Twitter today, not exactly earth shaking news--even to my 33 followers--but it’s been a long time coming and it was a easy decision after reading Lindy West’s article I Quit Twitter And It Feels Great. I've realized that every time I'm on Twitter I walk away feeling even more anxious and angry than … Continue reading Flipping the Bird
For me, 2016 was the year of the podcast. While I know they’ve been around forever (one of my friends was doing one ages ago where she discussed The Young and the Restless) I didn’t find them accessible until I downloaded the podcast app on my phone and could subscribe to as many as … Continue reading Walk with me while I listen to a story.