Category Archives: current events

Flashback Friday: Boston

With all of the crazy developments in Boston in the past 12 hours, now is the time more than ever to keep yourself from getting too hooked on trying to keep up with them all. Like I said before, the … Continue reading

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Disconnecting

When things like yesterday’s bombings in Boston or the shootings in Newtown happen, I go to this weird place of emotional detachment and just observe everything that’s happening around me. That’s not to say I don’t hurt for the people … Continue reading

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Experiencing India

MG note: I have much to say about my trip to India, and I’m doing it with one extremely long post today and two more (shorter) posts in the near future. Collect ’em all. It’s been three weeks since I’ve … Continue reading

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Starting a conversation

I’m usually reticent when it comes to talking about emotionally charged subjects like politics, religion or public tragedies. I always have strong opinions but am generally of the notion that in this social media age, what I feel has already … Continue reading

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What about my right to choose to not have a choice?

This is both a hilarious and disturbing Funny or Die video on a certain political party’s relationship with our lady bits. The disturbing part comes in with the reference to one’s father. Seeing as the Modern Dad is a doctor, … Continue reading

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The arc of the moral universe

I was reminded of this Martin Luther King quote** this morning, and I’m sharing it with the hope that it remains true. When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds of despair, and when our nights become darker than a … Continue reading

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To infinity and beyond

I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I think it’s been a while. From about 1994 through about early 2000 or so, I really, really, really wanted to be an astronaut. The impetus was all the Apollo 11 talk on … Continue reading

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Can I say gay after the rapture is over?

About two weeks ago before everyone was all, ‘Blah, blah, rapture this’ and ‘yadda, yadda, end of the world that,’ the Modern Love Machine turned to me and in all seriousness asked if I thought the world was going to … Continue reading

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My heart does not exult

I dropped off the grid for a week because of crazy weather, crazy days at work and a crazy trip to Washington D.C. Instead of reflecting upon all that, I feel compelled to reflect on the news of the day … Continue reading

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We’re not going to take it

I’m really digging all the solidarity that’s been shown lately for LGBT kids and adults. I’ve never been very vocal about my own support for my LGBT friends. I’ve made the mistake of viewing gay rights as a political issue, … Continue reading

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