Tagged: Culture

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A Clash of Symbols

I wonder what other people might find if they take a moment to consider symbols from the other person’s point of view.

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A Tale of Two Resignation Letters

I’ve rubbed elbows with enough board members, who tend to skew old, rich, and patronizing the hired help, to take Kelli Morgan’s account at face value

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Weekend Plans Post: The Unexpected Gathering

Last Saturday, I got a phone call saying “Jaybird! We’re meeting over here to eat meat on the back porch! We’ll all be sitting outside!” and I said “you know what? I haven’t sat down with friends for far too long”.

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There Are No Bad People

Bigotry was not a life sentence, it was a decision people made, and so it was possible to choose something different. You could choose to change.

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Remembering The Ice Age

Vanilla Ice was trending…Wait, no, that was 30 years ago. Dang. Has it been that long since I first checked out the hook while his dj revolved it?

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Do All Lives Matter?

One thing I’ve noticed about the correction of “All Lives Matter” is that it doesn’t really seem sufficient if one’s goal is purely to inform.

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Old Men in Poorly-Fitting Pants

It’s too horrible to say any of this so baldly, so we find nice ways to phrase it. But that does us no good, recoiling into a cozy bed of euphemisms.

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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

I don’t care if you’re conservative, liberal, or otherwise, a media blackout on critically important news is concerning. Deeply concerning.

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Kids! What’s The Matter With Kids Today?

The evidence indicates people have been bitching about the insanity of their children dating all the way back to the mid 1800’s, and probably far beyond.

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Linky Friday: Don’t Call it a Comeback…

For the uninitiated, Linky Friday was long a tradition here at Ordinary Times. So don’t call it a comeback, Linky Friday’s been here for years…

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Multiculturalism: Can We Talk?

Multiculturalism can be a good thing. Multiculturalism can be a bad thing. These statements are not mutually exclusive, though most people assume they are. At least in the United States, attitudes toward multiculturalism exist...

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Now where was I…?

A once prolific OT contributor returns with humble-brag and bad advice.

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Killing the Joke

The most controversial comic book of all time won’t go away.