My Sept. 11, 2011

September 11, 2011


I haven’t watched any of the memorial tributes on TV today. I got home late last night from a road trip, and I purposefully woke up late this morning to avoid most of it. It’s not because of a contrarian opinion that America is full of itself for using this tragedy as a patriotic bonding […]

Posted in: religion, Share-fest, war

The gay vs. the chicken: How to fight Chick-fil-A and look good

February 6, 2011


Gay marriage groups don’t like Chick-fil-A’s recent donation of its slap-yo-face-good sandwiches to an anti-gay-marriage group for a seminar. Instead of a PC apology, the southern chicken sandwich chain responded by reiterating their convictions about marriage but with the sweetness of their famous iced tea. Video of that below. I get it: The Atlanta-based company […]

Posted in: food, marriage, religion, the gay

Don’t blame men because you shave your legs

August 15, 2010


I received an email forward from a friend and former co-worker that got me thinking about women’s deflection tendencies. The email is a list of why men are never depressed. At least half, maybe more, of the bullet points are actually ways in which we make ourselves depressed, but acknowledging that would put the responsibility […]

Outtakes from my Oregon/Washington trip

March 7, 2010


Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve graced these pages. Enough about that. Ten days ago I returned from a six-day trip to the Portland, Oregon, area and Olympic National Park in Washington to the north. Here are my outtakes, thoughts and advice on Being Sacagawea for a week. Photos, days 1-2 Portland, Oregon • […]

Dead magazines I miss

November 20, 2009


The other day I said in my Facebook status that I missed George, and several FB friends commented with other great defunct magazines. Below is my homage to magazines discontinued in the past decade that I’ve subscribed to, have fond childhood memories of, remind me of good times or that I simply enjoyed reading. Click […]

Health care and the soul

November 8, 2009


What does my father’s recent heart attack and a New York Times interactive have in common? Little, except that they both have me thinking about health care at the moment, framed in the context of morality. First, dad. Mom drove him to Medical Center of Arlington a week and a half ago after pain struck […]

Posted in: health care

About the "Women are Unhappy" study

October 23, 2009


I really appreciated this study (more on it here) when it came out, which essentially states that women are generally unhappier since the women’s movement of the ’70s (findings exception: black women). Then I was bewildered by the response to it, most of which drew that women are unhappy because of the strides in equality […]

Posted in: feminism, happiness, women