Yesterday was Daylight Savings and by springing forward we "lost" an hour. Perhaps your witty Facebook friends also updated their statuses by asking: "Where did the time go?!" I'll roll along with serendipity because, as of late, I've been thinking a lot about time, how it shapes our lives, and how conventional wisdom on the … Continue reading Take Your Present Back: The Past Is Not a Trap
I don't have babies but it's never too soon to start looking for a potential partner to help raise them when I want them, right? In less contrived circumstances than that makes it sound, I shared a sweet, romantic moment with someone a couple of weeks ago when I told him, "I think that you … Continue reading Charles Darwin: Parenting Extraordinaire
Some people say, "Love is a verb." Others say, "Love is a choice." When they say these things, I suspect that few people mean to suggest, "Love is a facade." But maybe it is at times. Maybe it can be. Why do so many people fall in and out of love, sometimes even with the … Continue reading How to (Fake That You’re in) Love
It's bad advice to say, "Treat others the way you want to be treated." Well, perhaps it's not terrible advice, but I think we can do better by adopting the following phrase as a guide for our actions: Treat others the way they want to be treated. It's called the Platinum Rule. It may be … Continue reading The Golden Rule Done Better
After what people are describing as the most trying and difficult week in Penn State's history, it may seem like everything has changed. But I suspect that really, very little has changed at all. And that, I think, is quite unfortunate. For all of those who felt dismay over the news about Sandusky's repeated sexual … Continue reading Open Letter to Penn State: #WEstillARE…but how and why?
today has been a strange day. i woke up with anticipatory dreams, verging on psychic predictions--that a phone charger would be left behind on a loved one's travel, that a conversation with a long-term supporter would address the lessening need for our time together because life and things just continue to get better and better. … Continue reading for a friend, far away
In light of National Coming Out Day, I discuss arguments for gaining legal protection for LGBT people which target subjective moral judgments, such as the belief that homosexuality is wrong. Rather than arguing in apologetic terms for mere acceptance and tolerance, I suggest that recognizing the role of choice in sexuality does not inhibit making … Continue reading Think for a Change (17): It’s Okay to Be Gay!