The new normal foisted upon us by the coronavirus pandemic has fully exposed every fault line in American society. The retail apocalypse is here and the empty Sears at my local mall proves it. Of course, the carrion crow that is Amazon continues to feed off the leftovers. Three years ago, I wrote glowingly about … Continue reading Conscious Consumerism
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Millennials Are The Torchbearer Generation
Millennials get a lot of crap. We're stuck in childhood, we lived with our parents too long, we're killing the napkin industry and business formal dress codes, etc etc. Of course, a lot of Boomers act like we haven't experienced three recessions; the collective trauma of 9/11 and repeated mass shootings; and the realization that … Continue reading Millennials Are The Torchbearer Generation
Not All Nerds. . . Just You
Last weekend, actor/comedian Donald Glover, aka musical artist Childish Gambino, headlined Saturday Night Live. He also released a brand new single and music video, "This Is America". I don't know if he just cemented his relevance at the right time, or people felt just that strongly about seeing him dance shirtless for five minutes, but … Continue reading Not All Nerds. . . Just You
I haven't posted in a while, but I've had some too-long-to-tweet thoughts knocking around my brain so I decided to put them here. A lot of this is old news but I assume you all come to this site for my sparkling commentary. Mo'Nique and Netflix So here's the Cliff's Notes, in case you missed … Continue reading Soundbites
I want to live in Wakanda
Black Panther fed my spirit. I've always enjoyed superhero stories. I love science fiction and fantasy, and comic books almost always contain a little bit of both. I'll admit that before the movie came out, I didn't know much about Black Panther other than the fact that he existed. I watched the miniseries back in … Continue reading I want to live in Wakanda
I’m a lawyer, but I’m still terrified by the police.
About two years ago, I experienced police intimidation firsthand. Prior to that date, I had only been pulled over by a cop once and didn’t actually get a ticket because he didn’t have his speed gun out to know how fast I was going. (#Blessed.) I had been in the car once before when my … Continue reading I’m a lawyer, but I’m still terrified by the police.