Posts filed under “Society”


This week I moved out of the tiny one-room place I’ve lived at since I moved to Chicago in 2012. The little studio in Uptown, Chicago was one of the few places I could afford when I came here right after college, and when I moved in I had just four bags of clothing and miscellaneous cooking supplies to my […]

On Giving Thanks

It’s way too easy to skate through life expecting certain things from other people and not mindfully giving thanks. I’m as guilty of it as anyone, and it’s not just something we should be paying attention to around the holidays. It really should be a yearlong, daily thing. Expressing gratitude can actually make you happier. […]

How Riding Divvy Saved Me $622 Last Year

It’s no secret, but I love Divvy (here’s me talking about how I ride them, even in the winter), and here’s why: It enables me to own one less thing (a bike) In a place like Chicago that has mild summers, it’s perfect for warm-weather commuting Biking is a great form of cross training for […]

Why I’ve Decided to Go Vegetarian

There was a time not too long ago when swearing off meat put you in a very strange, die-hard, animal-praising class of people. In 1970, only 1% of Americans self-identified as vegetarians. Since awareness of the health and environmental issues surrounding modern meat production has increased though, the number of vegetarians has risen dramatically (somewhere […]

The Hypocrisy of Religious Business Leaders

I was born and raised in the religious south – Tennessee to be specific. Business leaders are conservative; politicians talk about “intelligent design” in schools; workers don’t get unions. This is all part of life in the “Bible Belt.” As an agnostic in this environment, it has always amazed me how corrupt allegedly “Christian” business […]

America: The Country of Escape Artists

Communities across America are experiencing injustice and turmoil, and all we want to do is “get out” We have a serious problem here in America. We can’t face up to our own problems. While this statement could reflect our personal lives, political shortcomings, or any number of issues, today I’m referring to the loss of […]