Syrian Refugees, Meme Wars, and Ethical Imperatives

I tried to steer clear of the Meme Wars over Syrian refugees on Facebook last week. I saw things on both sides that irritated me; from friends on the right I saw things that were occasionally racist, and from friends on the left I saw things that mocked both religion and culture. I learned aContinue reading “Syrian Refugees, Meme Wars, and Ethical Imperatives”

On Five Movies Everyone Should See

Five movies that everyone should, in my opinion, watch at least once. Y’know, I’ve never given this a moment’s thought. So here goes. 1. A Hard Day’s Night. It’s the first Beatles movie. It’s the black & white Beatles movie. It’s a riot. I love it. I’m too young to know what Beatlemania was, andContinue reading “On Five Movies Everyone Should See”

On the New York Times Personality Quiz

The New York Times is doing a little personality test. Like most personality test, it asks questions about your interests. Unlike most personality tests, the answers are visual, not verbal. My results? You’re Culture Curious People often comment on your sense of calm and refined nature. Your love of all things arty often shines throughContinue reading “On the New York Times Personality Quiz”

On the 30 Day Song Challenge

At work, some of my colleagues have done this, the Facebook 30 Day Song Challenge. Basically, it’s a list of 30 topics, one per day, and a person taking the challenge is supposed to post a song that answers the day’s question. One coworker suggested that I should do it, so I grabbed the listContinue reading “On the 30 Day Song Challenge”

On the Brutally Honest Personality Test

Because I love personality quizzes… Your result for The Brutally Honest Personality Test… Pollyanna- INFP 20% Extraversion, 80% Intuition, 27% Thinking, 20% Judging So, you want to make the world a better place? Too bad it’s never gonna happen. Of all the types, you have to be one of the hardest to find fault in.Continue reading “On the Brutally Honest Personality Test”

On Being Inside Another’s Head

At the subway station tonight, I climbed the six flights of stairs to the Beetle, unlocked the door, sat down, put the key in the ignition, and turned. The radio came on. I heard not a song but a commercial for American Idol. Tonight, the show was in Las Vegas. And the Idolators were goingContinue reading “On Being Inside Another’s Head”