Snapshots of India #4

This is part of a series of posts on the trip I took in India from February to April 2013. They are in no particular order, just moments that stand out from the greater backdrop.  46 C. The hottest yet this summer, and only April. Pushkar swelters in the middle of the day. I am…

I’m Breaking Up With You, Occupy

It’s not me, it’s you, Occupy. You woke up the world and changed the political and rhetorical discourse. You brought people from all walks of life together in their commonalities instead of their differences. You woke up and mobilized a generation. You have the tools of connectivity around the world that your forebears in 1968…

Beautiful Occupy Art

This gorgeous Occupy poster courtesy of Alexandra Clotfelter from Savannah, GA. #OccupyEverywhere

Who Brought These Kids to Occupy?

The kids were yelling into the microphone. Incoherently. The crowd of Occupiers grew restless and detached under the cloudless sky in downtown Denver. “Mic check!” “Mic check!” “This is Aaron…” “He is two years old…” And that’s where I checked out. Seriously, who the hell brings a two year old to a protest? They are…

What’s Wrong With the United States? Part Two

Yesterday I started a series of blogs dedicated to the noticeable problems that I’ve observed since returning to the States. The complex underpinnings of our food culture and their encouragement through commercialization of food and the degradation of traditional eating patterns slowly leading us to collective suicide aside (mouthful!), there is a further extension of…