Day: July 3, 2008

This Time Syndrome

I’ve been noticing a common theme lately. It’s what I’ve come to call “this time syndrome.” There are a couple of versions of it. Version #1: Someone points out oppression in action, and person #2 responds by stating that although…

More Best Wishes…

To Brian, who was mugged and shot three times in DC two nights ago. Addie thankfully reports that he’s going to make a full recovery, despite having his spleen removed. And true to form, he’s cracking jokes and has friends…

Best Wishes…

To Darcy Burner, whose home was tragically destroyed in a fire this week. I’m incredibly relieved to hear that her family is safe — and that, as she said, “it’s just stuff” that was lost. The fire started in the…

Esmin Green

If this story doesn’t disgust you, I don’t know what will: It was a nightmare captured on surveillance video. A woman who had waited nearly 24 hours to be seen in a Brooklyn public hospital collapsed, fell face-down on the…

Doing the analysis so I don’t have to

Pixar’s Gender Problem, by Caitlin GD Hopkins at Vast Public Indifference, via ill Doctrine. . . . Whenever a new Pixar movie comes out, I wrestle with the same frustration: Pixar’s gender problem. While Disney’s long history of antipathy toward…

The Expat Perpetual

“People are strange, when you’re a stranger.” – The Doors The first time I became an expat, I was ten. My parents and I moved from Ukraine to the U.S. We bought a home in a quiet neighbourhood, and deer…

A Brief(?) Addendum

Exholt left a comment on my last post that I thought warranted further discussion: Hate to be cynical, but most parents of undergrads and the undergrads themselves I’ve met in college, the workplace, and in grad school tend to not…