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Species of Exit: Israel

Israel is–as far as I can tell–one of the sanest, least self-destructive states in the entire West. (Note: this is not to say that I love everything about Israel; this is actually a pretty low bar, given what’s happening everywhere else.) Their people are literate and healthy, they have a per capita… 946 more words

Religion

Why I'm Turning To Travel To Figure Out Who The Hell I Am

When people ask me why I travel, maybe I’ll  direct them to this post (which I’ve put off publishing for days) rather than offering up some vague explanation about “finding myself”. 1,899 more words

Diversity In Books

About a year ago I noticed something about my books. I realised that all of my characters were white and straight, with the exception of the head teacher in The Boy With The Thorn In His Side. 961 more words

Writing

L.A. Latinos fear deportation, don’t report crimes

In the very first speech of his presidential campaign, delivered on 16 June 2015, Donald Trump made clear his view of Latinos:

“When Mexico sends it’s people, they’re not sending their best.

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Politics

Ever Tan! Summer & Winter Change Up :)

One of the (many) positive points of being mixed race is the fact that you don’t have to worry about burning in the sun and you have that glowing tan skin all year round! 331 more words

Identity

A much-needed welcoming sign of the times

While Trump and his alt-Right partisans are busily whipping up resentment and fear of folks with darker skins than theirs, a Mennonite church in Harrisonburg, Virginia, has launched a quite movement bearing fruit in signs popping up in yards and in store windows across the country. 469 more words

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