They say that people usually get more conservative as they get older, and I’ve seen countless examples. There are logical reasons for this, from the financial to the simple fact that societal changes can be hard to adjust to.
From July 12-15th, 1976 the Democrats held their quadrennial convention to nominate their candidate for President of the United States in Madison Square Garden in New York City. We all know that they nominated Jimmy Carter during that convention, but lesser-known is the person who came in 5th place out … Continue reading
I have this long list of subjects I wanted to tackle in the new year, with all kinds of references and notes. However, 2015 is already pretty much dominated by a single subject – a broken leg.
It happened while figure skating with my friend and his 3.5 year old … Continue reading
This headline was said (not as a question) through a bullhorn at a protest yesterday in Washington D.C. where 40 people staged a “die-in” by lying on the ground in the fetal position while a red cloth was draped over them.
Russia has had a funny history with female cosmonauts. While NASA had been tinkering with the idea of female astronauts, testing 25 extremely qualified women before choosing the Mercury 13, who passed all of the same tests as the Mercury 7 men with flying colors, they decided to “go another … Continue reading
As I write this, I’m basically in the process of turning 38. As no one I know has a clue as to what time I was born, I just have to go with the turn of the date to the 29th day of the seventh month of the year.
I … Continue reading
I’ve been on a bit of a bender – in this instance, of books by people who have left cults and lived to tell their tales. I’m fascinated by cults, especially since many are known for sucking in highly intelligent people who many think should know better. Winding up in … Continue reading
One of the more purely fun aspects of Twitter is using it to share things you want and get validation that, yes, no matter how silly or expensive or whatever adjective might keep you from buying something, it is, indeed, worth having. The people I follow tend to find some … Continue reading
When topics like equality, particularly as it applies to women and LGBTQ people, come up, it’s almost inevitable that someone will blame a lack of “morals and standards” in society for all of the problems we face.
In America, this person usually is referring to some variation of Christian patriarchal … Continue reading
I’ve been reading a lot of articles over the past few years about “traditional gender roles” from many, many perspectives. Every so often I stop and wonder why this topic fascinates me so much. Finally, it hit me – whose traditions are these, anyway?
I don’t know that much about … Continue reading