Privilege and Anger

I can’t stand the word privilege. I’d rather hear fingernails on a chalkboard. “That’s because privileged people don’t like others pointing out their privilege,” I’m told. That’s probably true, in a way. I have no...
Perhaps in the not-too-distant future

Perhaps in the not-too-distant future

Cindylu inspired me. For the next six weeks I’m going to experiment with blogging like it’s 1999. Each week I’ll publish two short, stream-of-consciousness blog posts that have little to do with my work. Over the past year I’ve been going back...

My Infinity Place

When I visit my infinity place I will recall a quote by Benjamin Franklin: “Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.”

What If We Valued Civil Society Enough to Pay For It?

Imagine a civil society organization that did more than publish policy briefs and organize conferences. What if this hypothetical organization of passionate, authentic employees were able to mobilize millions of people when our liberties were at risk, or when there...