Excellent article, but I’m inclined to disagree. Regard the boxes as affirmative action and reparations, which are intended to compensate for the long term effects of slavery, followed by racist housing and lending policies that prevented African-American families from building the kind of generational wealth and advantages that whites benefited from.
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig — more relevant than ever.
Player Piano by Kurt V0nnegut — oddly hopeful for a dystopian novel. In 1995, you would have thought that poor Kurt got the future all wrong. In 2017 and the direction technology is taking us, however, you might think he got it all too right.
A simple but effective list.
However, I believe the yogic breathing technique, aka nadi shodhana, is inaccurately described.
Rather, you first exhale AND THEN inhale through the same nostril, then switch nostrils. Out left, in left. Out right, in right. Out left, in left. And so on. An easy way to…
First, a pro golfer named Parr? You can’t make this sh*t up!
Second, I would love a follow up.
Third, I expected a cafe in LA to have more screenwriters, would-be or otherwise.
Fourth, thanks for sharing your example of breaking the artificial and often self-imposed barriers…
So have one kid. By not replacing both parents, you help reduce the future population. Have you ever watched the film Idiocracy? Smart people who recycle and buy phosphate-free laundry soap (et cetera) and stay out of jail have one kid. Dumb people who dump their used motor oil in the woods and drive big polluting vehicles have several children…
In terms of “when”, there is no right time. I will argue in favor of late 20s, though. I’m in my 50s and my son just turned 27, the same age I was when he was born. I have friends who waited until their 40s, and they will be working to put those kids through college, etc., long past the age I’ll be retired and sitting on a beach sucking on a green coconut.
I respect anyone’s decision to have kids or forego parenting — and let’s face it, some people just aren’t cut out for it — but kids aren’t “mini me’s.” They are their own individual selves and any attempt to mold them into mini-me’s — as opposed to giving them the space, support, and freedom to grow into and discover themselves — is bound for…
Recommending to friends. Are you familiar with Carver’s response (when interviewed by Mona Simpson, no less)? “Write what you know, and what do you know better than your own secrets?”
When you post in a public forum, you lose the protection of privacy.
I do respect your choice even if I do not agree with it. Anyone with sufficient drive can go on Twitter and with a little effort find the same tweets and discover their authors for themselves.