A photo from the Portland Rose Garden

The Cost of Empathy

‘Sup, blogonauts. Lately I’ve been thinking about how difficult it is to be a good person — that is, to be the kindest you can…

Statue of William Shakespeare captioned "The Only Darkness is Ignorance"

Embracing Ignorance

Ignorant. Something has been bothering me about the way we use that word. Let’s turn to my preferred dictionary, Merriam Webster, to see its definition:…

Una America Más Verdadera

Last week I turned on the TV—something I rarely do unless there’s a game console hooked to it—and I saw something I had never seen before.…