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Thoughts on Ferguson, MO

As the insanity transpires in Missouri, I feel the need to vent my frustration and decided I’d like to start blogging again. Here are some of my thoughts on the Ferguson conflict and I would love to hear what you think. 319 more words


An interesting aside in a compelling editorial by Nicholas Kristoff:

I would argue that the better index of disadvantage for a child is not family income, but how often the child is read to.

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Map: Detroit's Class Divide

This map comes from a series by Richard Florida of The Atlantic’s City Lab looking at class in the USA through the lens of the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS). 262 more words


Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Theme of a 'Single-Story'

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ is a revisionist novel, published in 2006, which tells the story of a postcolonial Nigeria and the horrific Biafran war of 1967-70. 418 more words

Incident Six: My mother's sexier than you

Following on from A Woman Scorned #1s entry about meeting Mr Obsesseds parents, I figure I may as well chuck in Mr Weirdos parents in lieu. 421 more words

A Woman Scorned #2

16. Ciclismo, Futbol & Rumba!

Pasto – Chachagui

Rolled out of town after the Colombia game at four in the evening. Only 2 hours to sunset but I wasn’t going far, just chipping 30km off the next days ride. 4,224 more words

Cycle Touring

upstart start-ups

In the July 7&14 issue of the New Yorker, Nathan Heller explores the effects of the influx of capital into the start-up industry, which in the eyes of the have-nots has been mostly detrimental. 311 more words