...all the good things, and the bad things, that may be... It finally happened! I set a goal. I worked toward it. And, over a month ago, I found myself standing on that infamous red-circle-of-a-rug on a TEDx stage. But I'm still struggling to understand what to make of my experience. So this post is about disappointment. An experience of … Continue reading Let’s Talk About TEDx, Baby
It's been said too many times that social media is changing our relationships and degrading our ability to genuinely connect with others, but all those "superficial" interactions take on a unique significance when social media meets death. In a totally bizarre way, social media enables us to be friends with dead people. And for that, … Continue reading Death and Social Media: Facebook Friends For Life
Rich, lively conversations can be fun, energizing, and illuminating, but sometimes they can also get quite uncomfortable. This is especially evident when our conversations become more than a place for us to merely vent and get things off of our chests by "reporting the facts" ("Oh, he's really nice;" "The lasagna I had last night … Continue reading Why I Fear a “Fear of the Unknown”
In addition to the quick little video below that I posted earlier today on YouTube about the Supreme Court hearings on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act, it may be helpful to clarify a few more points that are worth keeping in mind this week (and hopefully beyond that). The more radical progressives … Continue reading In Defense of Marriage: No Need for Love Here
As I mentioned in my previous post, I had the great pleasure of meeting up with some really wonderful people last weekend at the Advancing Public Philosophy Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. This happy little Think for a Change video is one of my favorite things that came out of my experience there. Danielle La Susa, … Continue reading From the Horse’s Mouth: Why Philosophy?
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