Protest and Democracy are Friends

Last week, I wrote about patriotism, and I mentioned the protests of Donald Trump’s inauguration. I questioned joining those protests. Last week seems like a long time ago. It’s before we choked on our coffee: “Oh god, looks like he’s actually going to build a wall. I’d hoped that was just empty election posturing.” Obviously, …

What is a Patriot?

Last week, I read this question and answer in an advice column: Question: … But as a patriotic American, I find myself in a quandary when the students recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Should we stop for a moment, out of respect, or keep walking? Answer: … Patriotism has little to do with flag-waving or fetishizing the national anthem. …

Focus, Focus, Focus 2017!

Last night, I realized I’d been pushing myself a little too much. Z and I have a few irons in the fire, and I keep trying to toss in more. I’d even sent my brother-in-law a meme to describe our* approach to personal finance earlier in the day. It doesn’t just apply to our personal …

Watch This Now: Hidden Figures

It’s been a long time since I loved a movie as much as I loved Hidden Figures. Sure, it’s a biopic – it’s a sort of formulaic biopic – but man, they do it so well! The acting is great, the script is great, and even though there might not have been any shocking twists …

Is Camo…. Going to Come Back?

I saw this jacket on a blog’s Christmas gift guide, and thought it was so cute. Granted, it was just a thumbnail, and it was a gift guide for “your brother in law who hunts” or something, but still. Made me wonder: guys, is camo due for a comeback?

So About that New Year’s Resolution

Happy New Year Everyone! I love New Year’s. I love the challenge of moving forward, of setting new goals for yourself, of the possibility of reinvention and the promise of continual improvement. It’s also at New Year’s that I reflect, and think about where I was last New Year’s Eve, or the one before, or …