Op-eds, columns and personal essays.


10 Reasons Anastasia Steele From ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is No Role Model

UPDATED June 17th, 2017 I had no intention of reading Fifty Shades of Grey, the novel by E.L. James that has sold 30 million copies in a few months and has been often tagged as “mommy porn” based on its appealed to so-called frustrated…

5 Life Lessons We Can All Learn from Indigenous Cultures

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Life can get complicated, especially if you get caught up with all the daily distractions, modern sources of stress, and experiences that are often out of your control (but that you try to control anyway). And while there are many perks of…

Write Right: How to Know What Color Ink is Appropriate to Use

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Who ever thinks about what color ink matters? When you were a kid you probably grabbed the most colorful pen every chance you got. You would doodle with multi-colored crayons and sparkly markers, and you would write the rainbow as often as…

The 2016 Presidential Candidates Rap: A Breakdown of Who’s Who

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It’s only Fall 2015 but it’s high time to get our heads around the 2016 presidential candidates. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably already heard a lot about some of the candidates (eh hem, rhymes with dump), but…
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Hilary Clinton 2016: 7 Reasons to Love the Prospect of a Female in the White House

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Ah, the prospect of Hilary Clinton 2016. In case you hadn’t noticed, times are changing, and in so many ways this is really good news. We are lucky enough to exist during a time when our culture and our government are embracing monumental…

Mom Strike! Embracing No Housework Day

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Someone, somewhere, had the great idea to declare April 7 National No Housework Day! That person, no doubt a harried housewife, deserves a medal. Coincidentally, it is also National Beer Day, which is an intriguing coincidence. Perhaps it’s…

15 Reasons Why Everyone Should Experience a Passover Seder at Least Once

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Redemption is awesome. Which is why everyone should bear witness to the ritual made famous by Jews around the world for centuries that celebrates a people’s redemption from slavery into freedom. According to Time “The Freedom Seder emerged…

What Benito Juárez & Abraham Lincoln Had in Common

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UPDATED August 1st, 2016 Juárez is one of Mexico's greatest and most inspiring figures. In his memory, the third Monday of March is observed as a Federal holiday: El Día de Benito Juárez. It is similar to President’s Day, observed in the…

Celebrate St Patrick's Day Latino-Style!

It's St Patrick's Day. But as a Latino, maybe you're not sure what the fuss is all about. Why is everyone obsessed with wearing green, sporting silly hats and drinking Guinness, an alcoholic version of Malta? You figure it's just a crazy Irish…