Gendered music

This post is taken almost entirely from an online conversation with friends. The words are nearly all mine. Allow me to express my fury, once again, that if I select a Pearl Jam song on Spotify, I will get that song, followed up by a playlist of 50 bands and solos who are ALL male….but… Continue reading Gendered music

End of an eon (2021)

Edit: I completely skipped everything having to do with the protests, racism, ableism, trans- and homophobia, continuing political issues, and the shooting of unarmed black men and women. It's not an oversight; being a white person, I'd much rather you listen to better educated, more invested folks on these matters. It'd be nice if I… Continue reading End of an eon (2021)

Meritocracy encourages selfishness

Reading this article on meritocracy...let's have some pull quotes, and some thoughts. "Under meritocracy, wealth and advantage are merit’s rightful compensation, not the fortuitous windfall of external events. Most people don’t just think the world should be run meritocratically, they think it is meritocratic." I agree that the general trend is for people to think the world is… Continue reading Meritocracy encourages selfishness

Let’s all learn the early signs of a stroke

Warning signs of a stroke may appear as early as seven days before an attack and require urgent treatment to prevent serious damage to the brain, according to a study of stroke patients published in the March 8, 2005 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. ... While similar to… Continue reading Let’s all learn the early signs of a stroke

“What is chivalry?”

A friend online asked, what does "chivalry" actually mean? She got a good answer... She got a good answer:   But that's clearly not what modern day people mean when they say they still practice chivalry. The opening-doors, don't-swear-in-front-of-a-lady kind of chivalry. Speaking as a not-guy, I think they mean: Women are… Continue reading “What is chivalry?”