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Helping Hands are Many Colors

We live in frightening times, and we need to stick together if we're going to get through them. In my previous article I mentioned joining the protestors and helping stand up against the injustices happening around us. Sadly, many of us (including myself) can't bring themselves to hit the streets. It's okay, whatever the reason:…

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Normal Is The Problem

As of writing this piece it's the late May, early June of 2020. If you've been reading the news, it must seem like the United States is on fire, or at least about to explode. Amidst a global pandemic, the unlawful, lethal police brutality used against a black man, has sparked countless people to gather…

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What are we Sanctifying Anyway? Or How Straight People Killed the Institution of Marriage

In December 2019 I finally married my longtime life-partner. The whole event was a beautiful exercise in bureaucratic necessity.  Both sets of parents insisted on attending the momentous occasion, but I feel like it was only momentous for them. My partner and I kind of felt like it was like having party for filing your…

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Eye for Selfish Eye

I lost my left eye to cancer when I was two, and I have to tell you, it sucks growing up with a glass eye. For one thing, the other children don't believe you unless you take it out, which you've been explicitly told not to do by every adult in the world. So they…

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The Cost of (Electoral) College

Well, it's the end of 2019 and that means one thing for Americans; it's election season. Hurray. We get to look forward to a year muckraking, fear mongering, and good ole lying. I'm sure all of you are just tingling with excitement. In all seriousness, I'd like to give my thoughts on a topic that's…

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Kickstarting Your Kickstater

By now, everyone knows about Kickstarter (and similar crowdfunding services). These crowdfunding services are so ubiquitous that a simple Internet search for "Kickstarter" is going to yield pages and pages of results on how to set up, organize, and run your kickstarter. They'll list groups you can get in contact with, tell you to broadcast…