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Confession

Excuses are bullshit. When I knew what I was doing was wrong, I shouldn’t have done it. When I didn’t know, I should have. Basic human decency isn’t hard to grasp once you admit to yourself that other people are people. Continue reading

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Hillary, Bernie, and Me

I know it sounds strange to hear it, but there’s seriously never been a better time to be a progressive. Continue reading

About This Whole Hillary/Bernie Thing

While I think Bernie should keep running at least until the convention, because what he’s saying and doing is so important, I think it’s best to take a realistic view of things. Clinton will most likely be the Democratic nominee, and the general election is going to be brutal whether she faces Trump, Cruz, or some magical conservative unicorn nominated by fiat in the rubble of a contested Republican convention. Continue reading

No, You May Not Use My Image for Commercial Purposes Without Compensating Me

So an interesting thing happened to me when I went into work yesterday at my new job tending bar at Monsoon. I came in, put away my bag, chatted a bit with the manager, and started doing the things you do to open a bar. I decided a cup of coffee sounded like a good idea, … Continue reading

Put an Asterisk Next to His Accomplishments: Why It’s So Difficult to Get a White Man to See, Much Less Admit, His Own Privilege

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his [privilege] depends on his not understanding it.” -Upton Sinclair, paraphrased Very few people see the world as it truly is. It’s not our fault; that’s just how human brains work. For the most part, we only see what we’re looking for, what our worldview and … Continue reading

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