Another year of great podcasts! Below are a dozen new podcasts I've enjoyed in 2018, split equally into three common themes. Some podcasts have an open-ended structure, while others take on a single issue. I found that each podcast helped me to understand our complex world a bit better. For more suggestions, check out my … Continue reading Podcast Picks 2018
"The general population doesn't know what's happening. And it doesn't even know that it doesn't know." -Noam Chomsky Unknown Unknowns My politicization began roughly a decade ago and has steadily developed since then. When I moved from rural Alberta to Edmonton, I knew little to nothing about the world and how it operated. I didn't have a political … Continue reading My Political, Economic and Religious Self-Education
My target audience for this blog post is men. I share my thoughts and questions so that other men can question their role in society and how to create a better world. For far too long, women have spoken out. It's time for men to listen and act. As a white man, I live a … Continue reading Who’s Infringing Upon Men’s Rights?
In recent years, I've thought about race and racial discrimination in our world. I've written about racism in the American criminal justice system and how it continues the legacy of slavery; how movies vilify characters of color; the indifference towards refugees of color and growing Islamophobia within Europe and the United States; and hostility of white society towards racial justices … Continue reading Racism is a Matter of Whiteness
Today marks my 30th birthday. As I begin a new decade of my life, I hope to write more and improve myself. This blog post is an attempt to achieve both and to speak openly about an important part of who I am. Six years ago I was extremely depressed and sought help. This was something that … Continue reading Living with Anxiety and Depression
Listening to people discuss their ideas and opinions is something I truly enjoy. Podcasts are great for this and make it easy to hear the most current stories from North America to the Middle East, from Europe to Australia. All from the comfort of your smart phone or computer. Last year, I made a list of … Continue reading Podcast Picks of 2017
I recently saw this demonstration of how mangroves protect shorelines from erosion. It's incredible how Mother Nature has developed simple tools to support biodiversity, even against the powerful forces of ocean waves. Unfortunately, we haven't been the best stewards of these natural gifts. WWF reports that more than 35% of the world’s mangroves are already gone. … Continue reading How Much Is Your Coastline Worth?
"Recent years have seen a panic over "online red-light districts," which supposedly seduce vulnerable young women into a life of degradation, and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof’s live tweeting of a Cambodian brothel raid. But rarely do these fearful, salacious dispatches come from sex workers themselves, and rarely do they deviate from the position that sex workers must be rescued from … Continue reading The Fight to Control Women
Last month, I watched a number of new documentaries. Three of these stood out thanks to their connective stories. Three stories that each follow an American protagonist. Three legal battles over ideology, whether good or bad. Three very different areas of society that link past challenges to future opportunities, through present discussions. Past: Welcome to Leith White … Continue reading Portraits of a Changing America
The children of Marinaleda have the pleasure to tell you about the situation in Andalusia and specifically, Marinaleda. A few days ago, our parents, in an open assembly, agreed to go on hunger strike. We are in solidarity with them. We have been on hunger strike for several days. Why are we on hunger strike? … Continue reading Propaganda of the Deed