Responses to a recent tweet by Pete Buttigieg rightly called out the presidential candidate for his use of the phrase "American Heartland" as "code for white." The incident raises interesting linguistic questions about how we unpack complex cultural metaphors.
The thing about puzzles is, there’s a moment between when you have all the edges done, and when you have enough of the middle filled in to see what’s missing, what’s left.
It is only when we stop insisting that the clown be just one thing that he is free to become the multiplicity of being that he really is.
Social and environmental justice are not (and never have been) separate issues.
It has happened again. In fact, it is still happening, even now. If not here, then somewhere, in this country, in this world. There is almost no end to it.
What do we do now?
This year Starbucks has completely capitulated to the growing pressure from right-wing fundamentalist Christian groups to "put the Christ back in Yule" by creating a holiday cup design that rejects all the Pagan symbolism of this blessed time of year.
A couple years ago I wrote 7 Ways to Enjoy a Sex-Free Beltane. Weirdly, that post did not become the runaway viral sensation I was anticipating.
This year, though, things will be different.