A Horse is a Horse, but a Human is Human

Shamefully, opening arguments were heard this week by the Connecticut Supreme Court about an Appellate Court’s decision to rule horses “a species naturally inclined to do mischief or be vicious.” The ruling stems from an incident in 2006 when a young boy was bit in the face by a horse at a Connecticut Farm while […]

That’s Not What God Means

This summer, a Baptist church in Mississippi refused to marry a couple because they were black. In Vermont, a 7-year old girl was kidnapped and protected by Evangelical groups for three years because she was living with her lesbian mother. Thousands of people, in the name of their god, ate at a popular chain restaurant […]

Sign of the Times

I was at a museum in New York City this past weekend, standing in front of a 10-foot wall filled with QR codes. For those of you not yet familiar with these, a QR code — or Quick Response Code — is a barcode of sorts; it can be programmed with a variety of information, […]

In the Analogy Where Bull = Change

Take the bull by the horns. We’ve all heard that before — meaning to deal with something in a direct manner or to confront a difficulty rather than avoid it. While it may sound like a modern, American-esque idiom, it traces its roots as far back at the 18th and 19th centuries. Scottish writer Sir […]

Not Just a “Pretty” Role Model

Who didn’t fall in love with Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in Star Wars? For most boys, it was that infamous Jabba the Hutt pseudo-bondage scene, right? But for girls—ah! for girls, we finally had our swashbuckling role model who could battle storm troopers with the best of them! Finally, we got to be brave […]

Life’s a Little Weird & I Love It

“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” — Dr. Seuss Then it’s official. I am in love with photographer Michael Garlington! I stumbled on this photo, […]

So, what if today is Judgment Day?

Several years ago, I celebrated Yom Kippur—the Jewish holy Day of Atonement. I took the day off, fasted, meditated, and honored it as a traditional Sabbath, or day of rest. I was not raised in nor do I practice the Jewish faith, but at the time, I was needing a way to sit with and […]