It's week 3 of Black History Month so here are another seven days of articles, videos and memes to help my fellow white folks get more comfortable talking about race. (Are you having the same sense of exhaustion and overwhelm as you did halfway through your last Whole 30 or gym challenge? Me too. But... Continue Reading →
How to Identify “Fall” in the Land of Eternal Summer
Sometimes folks new to town mistakenly assume that San Diego has no seasons. Here are ten foolproof ways to spot "autumn."
The Family Holiday Letter*
*Fact-checked to protect you from inaccuracy and spin In honor of 2016’s fake news epidemic, we decided to run our holiday update through Politifact’s Truth-o-meter™. COPY AND PASTE AS YOUR PROFILE; DON’T CLICK SHARE. PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THE TRUTH! FALSE. Politifact’s Truth-o-meter™ is trademarked and not available for private use. Also, most people don’t... Continue Reading →
MacGyver Spanish: In which I justify a disdain for grammar
Poor Jack. The voice recognition software built into our Rosetta Stone Spanish program is designed for adult voices. He sits at the computer, his head engulfed by gigantic headphones, and tries to communicate with the program. “El nino esta infermo,” he says. “Dee-doo”: the sound of failure from Rosetta Stone. “El nino esta infermo,” he... Continue Reading →