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A News Anchor Draws Comparisons That Make The Story In Ferguson Seem Even More Shocking

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A News Anchor Draws Comparisons That Make The Story In Ferguson Seem Even More Shocking

The conversation below puts the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, in a broader context. What we see from that 30,000-foot view is just … ugh. You’ll see. In black communities, “to protect and serve” often feels more like “to threaten and subdue.” Law enforcement in the U.S. should be just that — enforcement. What happened to […]

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He Found Out About One Of The World's Biggest Problems. So At Age 5, He Decided To Help Fix It.

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He Found Out About One Of The World's Biggest Problems. So At Age 5, He Decided To Help Fix It.

When Joshua was 5 years old, he decided he wanted to feed the hungry. I find this pretty impressive, considering my 5-year-old wish was to become a dinosaur. Not only did Joshua set some pretty lofty goals for himself, but he actually set about achieving them. Years later, he’s still working on making as much […]

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One Man Had A Plan For His Art, And It Wasn't To Hang In Some Millionaire's Sitting Room

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One Man Had A Plan For His Art, And It Wasn't To Hang In Some Millionaire's Sitting Room

Ralph Fasanella was born on Labor Day 1914. He was the son of an Italian immigrant, and one of his first jobs was slinging ice back in the days when “icebox” meant refrigerator … with a block of ice. He went on to work in a factory and as a truck driver, and then became […]

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He's Trying To Make Buses Sexy, And It's Working

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He's Trying To Make Buses Sexy, And It's Working

Real quick, take a look outside your window. Do you see lots of roads? How many of them have dedicated, protected bus lanes? What about bike lanes? Unless you live in a few select cities — like Bogota, Colombia; Cleveland, Ohio; or Guangzhou, China — you’re probably just looking at a few boring, old, single-purpose […]

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Life Is Complicated. Let A Hit From The '90s Break It Down For Ya.

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Life Is Complicated. Let A Hit From The '90s Break It Down For Ya.

The original version of this started out like this: “Inside every adult lurks a graduation speaker dying to get out, some world-weary pundit eager to pontificate on life to young people who’d rather be Rollerblading.” What would you say in a commencement address? I heard this song for the first time this decade when my […]

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The Fight Between Them Is Super Duper Historical, And Also Super Duper Over — For One Big Reason

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The Fight Between Them Is Super Duper Historical, And Also Super Duper Over — For One Big Reason

You live on land where you probably would like to continue living, right? Without some business just straight up telling you to leave because they’ve got business to do? That’s what’s happening to these folks — and it ain’t far from happening to any of us. So maybe more people should know about it, huh? […]

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If You Don't Let Your Partner Do This In The Bedroom, You Might As Well Break Up With Them Now

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If You Don't Let Your Partner Do This In The Bedroom, You Might As Well Break Up With Them Now

After my dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, we had to have the painful conversation about his funeral. His body had been ravaged by chemo and and weight loss, his skin hung a little lower on his face, and he was adamant that he not have a funeral at all. He was not a fan […]

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