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…

United States of Indefinite Detention

Let me tell you a story to illustrate how seriously US citizens should take loss of liberties in the 21st century. In late October I was in Annecy, France. After my fluency test and four weeks of French improvement, I found myself in a youth hostel. I’ve spent a lot of time in such places…

Beautiful Occupy Art

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

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…

Off the Couch and Into the Streets

Today, my support of Occupy Wall Street took a new form. I’ve supported the movement from its inception, two months ago. Even though I was in France, I kept up with the events on Twitter and through the news. I brought it up (probably a little bit too much) in my French classes. My Twitter…