"Life is too important to be taken seriously" - Oscar Wilde
After graduating with a B.A. in English Literature from Columbia University in 2004, I earned a Master’s degree at the University of Glasgow. I’ve lived in Boston, Scotland, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Thailand, and South Africa, working and volunteering in a variety of fields. Now I’m back in New York City, excited by the political climate in America and my work with Weoped. And to paraphrase the President of the Hair Club for Men, the great Sy Sperling, I’m not only a Founder of Weoped, I’m also a member.
Issues I Care About:
Presidential Elections, Climate Change, Civil Liberties, Political Discourse, Barack Obama, Iraq War, Weoped
On Election Day, back in '06, with my car packed full of my wordly possessions, I set out on a seven day drive, from Los Angeles to Boston. I visited friends, met truckers and drug dealers, listened to endless hours of talk radio and audio books, and I brought along a video camera to document it all.
We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men Leaning together Headpiece filled with straw. Alas! - T.S. Elliot
It may seem an odd setting in which to bemoan the wonders of the internet. And it is a wondrous innovation. Never before have we been so close to vast resources of information. We need only to "Google" a topic and within seconds (Google even tells us how long the search has taken) we can pour over endless lines of digitized text, hyperlinked… Continue
"War is God's way of teaching Americans geography" - Ambrose Bierce
The media has come under criticism this week for their election coverage. Given the fact that major news outlets and networks cover the 2008 Presidential Election ad naseum, one wonders why there isn't more public scrutiny for not for the quality of this coverage, but for the neglect of other issues and… Continue
Forty years ago today, Senator Robert Kennedy won the California Democratic Primary, which all but secured him his party's nomination in the '68 Presidential Elections. There is much to be remembered about Robert Kennedy and his times -- his insurgent campaign for the presidency, his passionate concern for the underprivileged and forsaken around the world, his long running enmity with President Johnson, and his legacy. You may want to read… Continue
In his most recent book, The Great Derangement, Rolling Stone's roving observer of American politics, Matt Taibbi, seeks to tie the disparate ends of American political extremism and religious fundamentalism since 2001 while mining for some sign that the tide is curling… Continue
Cool. Glad to be here. I was on the road on business and wasn't able to catch Obama's speech, but read your article about it and passed it on because I thought it was really well written.
Here is a post I wrote the other day, will put it up on We-Op Ed today: Overcoming Defensiveness: The Hidden Cost of Unnecessary Struggle