So You Want to Talk About Race

In light of the recent upsurge in support for Black Lives Matter and calls for racial justice, I've spent the past couple of months working to strengthen my own understand of racial issues, primarily in the US. Following a reading of How to Be an Antiracist last month, the past few weeks I delved into... Continue Reading →

How to Be an Antiracist

Like so many people across the US, I've spent the past six weeks (and counting) feeling disheartened by the ongoing police violence against and murders of Black people and those of other minorities. Seeing the new surge of support for action to help #BlackLivesMatter has been inspiring. This growing movement is what finally spurred me... Continue Reading →

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

It's been a long time since I learned anything related to science. Other than a small handful of college courses, I haven't studied the subject with any regularity or seriousness since high school. But despite the long absence, I'm still fascinated by science, and decided it was high time I revisited it. To ease me... Continue Reading →

Give People Money

After finishing Rutger Bregman's Utopia For Realists last week, I wanted to dive deeper into the concept of universal basic income (UBI). So naturally I turned to Annie Lowrey's Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World, a book I picked up about a year ago.... Continue Reading →

Where We Go From Here

Just after finishing Jeff Weaver’s How Bernie Won – and with Bernie Sanders’s 2016 book Our Revolution in mind – I decided it was time to read Bernie’s latest publication, Where We Go From Here. Again, full disclosure: I supported Bernie Sanders during his 2016 run for president, and I’m supporting him now in his... Continue Reading →

How Bernie Won

Four years ago, throughout the 2016 presidential election in the US, I was a loyal supporter of Bernie Sanders. Despite having little political involvement prior, in summer 2015, Bernie awakened in me a political fervor, and it has remained strong since. I read his book Our Revolution about six months after the election ended (and... Continue Reading →

Broke Millennial

Full disclosure: I am a broke millennial. So it should come as no surprise that, upon seeing this aptly titled self-help book, I was drawn to it and all the financial woes I hoped it would solve. I actually first bought Erin Lowry's Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together as... Continue Reading →

Our Revolution

From summer 2015 through the Democratic primaries, I supported Bernie Sanders in his run for president. It was disheartening to see how the primaries played out, but I voted for Hillary Clinton in the general election that November. We all know the unfortunate results of that night, though. That same month, Bernie Sanders released his... Continue Reading →

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