Solar eclipse!

Landed in Reyjavik and got to see the solar eclipse. Thus far, liking iceland. And now the radio is playing “Here comes the sun” because someone thinks they are clever. 


Straw poll related to my current consumer existential struggle: What’s the most you’ve ever paid for a pair of shoes? Was it worth it? And relatedly: What do you usually pay for a pair of shoes? (25$-50$, $50-100, etc) About how quickly do your shoes wear out? How many do you have?

Gender Inequity in Footie

So, now that the Major League Soccer contract negotiations are over, we find that the minimum salary for each player ($60K) is 1/3 the entire team salary cap for every National Women’s Soccer League team. This means that 3 minimum-salary men’s professional soccer players make as much as an entire team of women’s professional soccer…

Question for nonprofit folks!

Non-profit-y people: Does your organization count time spent preparing/cultivating grant proposals as personnel costs in fundraising, management, or programs?  If you’re a small shop: do you divide up people’s time into chunks on your balance sheets?

Consumer Paralysis

It took me >12 hours to purchase a backpack, consumed by focused research. In the end, I got a cheapo Korean backpack off Amazon prime. What am I? Who am I? And how many liters can my back hold?

Queerness vs Homonormativity

The basic core of Queer As Folk 14 years ago was examining queerness vs homonormativity, and now it’s even more real and important to discuss as marriage equality has ruled the public narrative for a decade.

Dear OHP

Dear Oregon Health Plan, I’m so grateful you were there to cover me in my time of need. But I’ve outgrown you, and found someone new. I’m legally not even allowed to be with you anymore. 5 calls, more than 3 hours on hold, and 7 months later, you still insist on being listed on…

Public Accountability

I’ve been suffering creative burnout and need a boost to finish side projects. This post serves to shame me on catching up on things I am woefully behind on that I must finish this weekend: -Publishing the podcast  Completed 9:37AM Sunday -Posting the Raiders of the Lost Archives signup Completed 10:44AM Sunday Raiders 2015…