Father and Son III: The Final Chapter in the Poetic Trilogy

What a journey these poems have taken me through. What started as a single poem turned into an unexpected trilogy that somehow provides the closure the first poem needed all along.  If you haven't already, you might want to read (or re-read!) the first two parts, since they follow a chronological order: Part 1 and Part 2. Thank … Continue reading Father and Son III: The Final Chapter in the Poetic Trilogy

Father and Son 2: A Poetic Sequel for the #MeToo Era

After writing the first Father and Son poem, I got some great feedback from friends and soon realized I still had more to say. Thus, Father and Son 2 was born. In the first poem, the father takes his time to reply and try to show his son a beautiful way to live his life. It's kind … Continue reading Father and Son 2: A Poetic Sequel for the #MeToo Era

Time for Men to Unite Against a Common Enemy

Men! Dudes! Bros! Countrymen! Dude-Bros! Bro…dudes… Tired of women having to tell you how they’re “feeling" all the time? Sick of being told that your comments hurt someone’s “feelings?” Done having to be PC because people’s “feelings” are being offended? Are you constantly putting the word “feelings” in air quotes because you just can’t even? … Continue reading Time for Men to Unite Against a Common Enemy

Father and Son: A Poem for the #MeToo Era

First of all, I don't like calling it a "MeToo Era," because it feels like I'm saying that it's a brand new thing that suddenly's been happening. Like men haven't been the perpetrators of horrific sexual crimes for thousands of years. But I couldn't think of a better title for this post, so here we … Continue reading Father and Son: A Poem for the #MeToo Era

A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to See LADY BIRD

  So I went to see Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird in theaters the other day, and my trip to the movie coincided with what feels like a significant moment in my movie-watching / media-consuming decision-making process. But first, a bit of background… I teach high school media studies classes. One of the classes I’ve envisioned, and … Continue reading A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to See LADY BIRD

A Brief Post on the Bicentenary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh

I had originally posted the following as a Facebook status update, but thought I'd post it here as well to give it a more permanent home. The last few weeks have felt so busy and emotionally draining that I haven’t had a real chance to fully contemplate on the enormity of what this weekend means … Continue reading A Brief Post on the Bicentenary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh

I’m Tired of People Being “Ripped,” “Schooled,” “Skewered,” “Shut Down,” and “Destroyed” for Their Ignorance

It seems like I can’t go more than a day or two without seeing another video of someone being “ripped,” “schooled,” “destroyed,” or “shut down" after saying some racist, misogynistic, hateful, or otherwise ignorant thing. There are whole shows that are practically dedicated to this kind of content. And you watch it. Because you want … Continue reading I’m Tired of People Being “Ripped,” “Schooled,” “Skewered,” “Shut Down,” and “Destroyed” for Their Ignorance