Know Your Language: Addiction

Know Your Language: Addiction

Lately, I have been reading Pema Chödrön’s “When Things Fall Apart”, a Buddhist perspective on facing chaos, fear, and death (in its various forms.) Pema mentions addiction as an escape from our fear of death, and I found myself suddenly wondering about the word...

The Untouchables

Recently, I came upon a piece about Annie Lennox taking a stance against twerking being an expression of feminism – and causing an uproar in Twitterland and gossip magazines as a result. What did the pop/rock legend do wrong? The interviewer asked about her thoughts...

Future Perfect: On Selfies

I was hanging out at Sacramento’s Hyatt pool when I became a witness to our new culture of taking selfies. There was a young couple there, probably in their early twenties. They had ordered drinks and some food to have by the pool. She was wearing a colorful bikini...