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They were both wrong

This past weekend, I read a tweet talking about a man by the of Aziz Ansari. I state it like this because I know he is a comedian and has produced a show on Netflix. 796 more words

Cultural Issues

#BookReview: The Maid's Room by Fiona Mitchell #MPBooks

Title: The Maid’s Room

Author: Fiona Mitchell

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Genre: Contemporary


Description: ‘This is where she sleeps. A cupboard. A bedroom. A windowless box.’ 974 more words

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Imagine, if you will, aging in a foreign country. You do not speak the dominant language, nor do the people around you speak yours. Following a hospitalization that takes you from being fully to partially ambulatory, you are admitted, for your safety, as a long-term resident to a nursing home. 586 more words

Cultural Issues

Best of '17

The past few years, at the end of the calendar year, I’ve posted a list of my favorite books read, blogs read, and blogs written. But I’ve been less actively blogging in 2017 and more actively writing other things (because, well, grad school!), as well as pretty actively living, learning, serving, and so on. 621 more words


Decency and respect are their own rewards

I know in this day age especially it’s really hard being a good and decent human. After all, society these days seem to want give accolades to those consider fringes. 421 more words

Personal Issues

Taking a Leap of Faith for the Culture

For my news feature, I wanted to tackle something deep and important. I remember when I first transferred to Long Beach State in the summer of 2015, they had all of the incoming Black and Latino kids in for an all day conference. 286 more words


Please accept …. my apology

Back in the mists of time, 1960 to be exact, or prehistory to Millennials, Brenda Lee had a monster hit called “I’m Sorry”. One of the lines was: “I’m sorry, so sorry; please accept my apology.” With some slight modifications, it could have been the theme song for Canadian governments for the past 20 years or so. 811 more words