On hypocrisy.

So one of the (many, many, many) take-aways from recent (and not-so-recent) national events was that I need to write. So I will. This won't be me writing about the fear and grief and despondency I've experienced over the past year*, emotions that seemed to spill over late Tuesday near midnight as I woke up [...]

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on social justice & personal responsibility.

Most people are on the world, not in it -- John Muir For the past few years, I've preached this whole personal responsibility thing...and I think I may have taken it too far. Let's explore. I guess the recent realization is that maybe I'm reaching too far. ...Clouds, is this a sad-I'm-giving-up-let-the-pessimism-kick-in post? Oh, gosh [...]

más vale sola que mal acompañada when you’re hoping for change.

there's this saying in Spanish, a dicho. dicen: "más vale sola que mal acompañada." translation: better alone than with bad company.   there's another saying. this one in English. it's attributed to Albert Einstein. smart man. must be good advice. “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”   and [...]