Category: Society

Man sliding in mud

Wallowing in Dirt

I tried to watch the second presidential debate yesterday, but gave up after about twenty minutes. It was making me really uncomfortable and embarrassed for everyone involved. Also, I was frustrated because it wasn’t a debate and I wasn’t learning anything new. So, why did they have the […]

Angry car

Old Yellers

Last month I was sitting on a bus stop bench waiting for a bus when someone drove by and yelled “Racist! Racist! Racist!”  At least, I think that’s what he said, but I can’t be sure as the sound was mixed in with other traffic noises. At first, […]

Identity by Andres Yeah

Belonging(s)

Imagine you have gone to a foreign country for a visit and you are enthralled by the clothes, the customs, the food, the culture. You find it delightful to experience even briefly the unusual and unexpected. You visit national monuments and attend cultural events, and you smile at […]

"Taking Out the Trash" by Stavos

The Joy of the Dump

Oh, the joy of the dump. No, not that kind of dump. The municipal dump. The waste disposal site. Today I took some trash to the dump. This trash has a history that raises issues of honesty and integrity and ethics, but mostly it’s just trash. Recently, we […]