Current Events

Colin Kaepernick & Ellen Page & the continuum of social change

Colin Kaepernick & Ellen Page Colin Kaepernick, a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League, and Ellen Page, the actress best known for her role in the movie Juno:   2 very different people that I’ve been thinking about both of them lately. If you are not a sports fan, Kaepernick… Continue reading Colin Kaepernick & Ellen Page & the continuum of social change

Current Events · Politics

The Right to Choose & My Leanings Towards Politics

It’s only August now, but much of my Facebook feed as well as the traditional media is consumed with the upcoming presidential election here in the USA.  But every election has important items on the ballot, both other appointed races or propositions and measures.  In California (where I live), there are 17 other initiatives on… Continue reading The Right to Choose & My Leanings Towards Politics

Identity

Struggling with authenticity, in many different ways

I’ve been reading The Hunger Games and Philosophy: A Critique of Pure Treason and have been dwelling on a passage from the 3rd chapter, “I Will Be Your Mockingjay”:  the Power and Paradox of Metaphor in the Hunger Games Trilogy: “In perhaps less dramatic but no less significant ways, we all negotiate paradoxical metaphors, symbols,… Continue reading Struggling with authenticity, in many different ways

Family

When a case is not just a case

Yesterday, I got this corner glass case into my house.  I spent an entire day to pick up, transport, and deliver this single piece to my home, along with several more hours to arrange the contents inside.  But like many objects in my life, this particular item has a lot of layers of meaning. We inherited this… Continue reading When a case is not just a case

Religion

Religion and spirituality, the struggle is real

(Blogger’s Note:  If are you uncomfortable with the topic of religion, feel free to pass on this post.  I have debated sharing this part of my life on this blog, knowing that this can be a sore spot.  But I’ve concluded that avoiding this would amount to sharing an incomplete version of my life.  Even though… Continue reading Religion and spirituality, the struggle is real

sports

Of big cats and men… or why Giants fans will miss Skeeter and Matt Duffy

This is Matt Duffy and his buddy Skeeter.  For many of you, this is just another cat on the internet.  But for San Francisco Giants fans, this is a reminder that sports is a cruel, cruel business.  Why?  Because his owner is one of the fans’ favorite players.  Unfortunately, today (August 1, 2016) Matt Duffy… Continue reading Of big cats and men… or why Giants fans will miss Skeeter and Matt Duffy