Why is There a White Man in the Break Room? (And Why is He Eyeballing My Oreos?)

By the time I landed in Charlotte, rented a car, and made my way to Opportunity Threads, I was bleary-eyed and famished. Not only that, I was early. So I rolled my suitcase (in that awkward way where your bag is actually at your side because of the swivel wheels, not behind you like aContinue reading “Why is There a White Man in the Break Room? (And Why is He Eyeballing My Oreos?)”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Sworn In As 48th President of the United States

January 20 2033Washington, DC Twelve years ago today, on January 20th, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden shocked the world by making two announcements. First, he announced that his first term would be his only term. And second, he proclaimed that he would be the last white male president for the next 100 years. True toContinue reading “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Sworn In As 48th President of the United States”

The One with Phenomenal Cosmic Power is … Stan

Once you start delving into Catholic Social Teaching, you’re bound to be inspired before too long. Whether or not you are a believer in the faith, there is some good, good stuff in there. (I grew up in the faith of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, and even I often feel envious of the ways CatholicismContinue reading “The One with Phenomenal Cosmic Power is … Stan”

A Few Words on Ecotopia by Ernest Callenbach

I can’t decide whether Ecotopia is more like a glimpse into the future or an opiate for the masses. The book delves into the history and sociology of a utopian country that — North Korea style — has walled itself off from the west of the world, utilizing the resulting independence from the global economyContinue reading “A Few Words on Ecotopia by Ernest Callenbach”