Category Archives: Human Behavior

White People and the Bigger Ferguson Picture

The events that are occurring in Ferguson are important to all of us.  Not should be.  Are.  The very least we can do as allies is stay informed as events move forward.  If you have not been following along, start … Continue reading

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An Ivory Response to an Ebony Frustration

Dear Ms. Mannie, I found your piece for the Daily Mississippian, shared widely by TIME here, to be both thought-provoking and more nuanced than many of the responses have allowed.  I also believe the importance of various minority subcultures to be … Continue reading

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“So Sexy” – A Hollywood Party

It’s been a while since I shared in my Social Adventures series, so here’s a random amalgam from a successful attempt last night.  I promise no great insight, just mild amusement.  Off we go. I attended a fun Hollywood party … Continue reading

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The Public Trial of Mia Farrow

Disclaimer:  I do not know Woody Allen.  I do not know Mia Farrow.  I do not know Dylan Farrow.  I say this because some of the commentary on both sides of the current public discussion seems so definitive that it … Continue reading

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Addiction Is Not “Just Like Cancer”

The death of a celebrity with the involvement of drugs or alcohol is unfortunately happening often enough that a frustrating pattern in the public reaction can be discerned.  It happened with Heath Ledger, Cory Monteith, variations on the theme with … Continue reading

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The Trouble with “Tranny”

Actress Gabourey Sidibe made headlines today for an interview with Arsenio Hall where she repeatedly used the word “tranny”.  You can see the video, the reporting and her subsequent apology here.  It was quickly picked up by social media and the … Continue reading

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What’s the T? I Honestly Don’t Know

LGBT.  It is so common as a part of a title, organization or event that it has truly become its own word.  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender.  That’s what it’s supposed to mean, but often it is used interchangeably with … Continue reading

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The Richard Sherman Reactions

Disclaimer:  I am not a sportsball fan.  I don’t have any teams or affiliations, and I fall into that category of people who get excited for the Super Bowl because of the commercials and the concert.  So it was by … Continue reading

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The Best of 2014

That’s not a typo – I wrote it and you read it correctly.  The best of 2014.  Every year ends with a bazillion lists of the “Best Of (insert subject/topic/basically anything that can be listed)” for that year.  It’s a … Continue reading

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Revisiting Resolutions

It’s the fifth of January.  2014 is officially and definitely in full swing.  The greatest procrastinators among us may have given themselves until Monday to begin enacting all of the lofty resolutions made in a carb and sugar-filled state of … Continue reading

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