A Web of Partisanship

I am sitting here with a cuppa coffee and several news feeds I subscribe to open. I also have MY social media feeds open and a net-based music provider open, tuned to a channel I programmed in. All of these things are designed for me, for my likes and dislikes. I have shut out the…

Why it’s #YesAllWomen

I posted something to this blog a couple of days ago about the internet debate that has been developing around the murders in Isla Vista last Friday. My point was that we can hashtag everywhere on all sides of the issues raised but nothing is going to change. The web is a place we can…

Bait and Switch in Academia

EDIT: Followed up with my friend, and it seems that she took matters into her own hands and made some phone calls. She will be able to take the Oxford Fantasists class after all, but it took a few hours worth of phone calls to get all the people needed on her end, and then…

Paying for Things, Necessities Wait

Spent time these past weeks reading news stories about people who have lots of things in their lives, but can’t necessarily pay their rent, buy food or pay needed bills. Depending on family, friends or public assistance to help pay for the necessities is hard when you work, and you think you should be able…