Meandering Through the Desert of Life


About a two-and-a-half-hour drive east of Los Angeles along the Twentynine Palms Highway, a tiny intersection brings you to the town of Joshua Tree, population 7,414.

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Anti-Vaccine Parents

What Everyone Gets Wrong by NIAID

Dr. Amy Tuteur explains why medical science will never change the minds of anti-vaxxers.

It’s Time for the U.S. to #Lead on Leave

Its Time for the US by USDoL

The U.S. is the only developed nation without mandated paid maternity leave for women. Do we need to say more?

There Are Only Two Kinds of Dads—Chickens or Pigs


Tor Constantino thinks good dads should be more like pigs than chickens.

What Affirmative Consent Looks Like


How to give and accept consent without necessarily verbalizing it.

How Do You Deal With a Guy Wearing a Vulgar Shirt?

Messy room

Is anything inappropriate to wear to class anymore?

Transcending Redwoods

+Crepuscular Rays Humboldt

Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Men in Education: More Questions Than Answers (Part 1)

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Men are falling behind very quickly, but it’s easy to miss the trend if we focus on long-term data and not recent students and graduates.

Father/Son Adventures and the Glory of The California Dipsea Trail


While out exploring with my son, we came across a pleasant surprise.

California Halts Injection of Fracking Waste, Warning it May Be Contaminating Aquifers


California officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites and a review more than 100 others in the state’s drought-wracked Central Valley out of fear that companies may have been pumping fracking fluids and other toxic waste into drinking water aquifers there.

A Beautiful Grey Morning Washes my Troubles away!


It’s the little things, like waking up to an amazing misty morning, that can and do make your day

The Problem With Ballot Initiatives


The recent proposal to split California into six states shows the problem with ballot initiatives as a means of shaping public policy.

The Dirty Business of Prison Sterilization


Adam Dyer talks about some truly barbaric and archaic practices in todays prison system.

The Battle for Marriage Equality is Explored in new Documentary

hbo documentary

A new HBO documentary looks at the legal side of the fight for marriage equality in the US.

Join Me in the Classroom, Mayor Hamilton, and Tell My Students to “Grow a Pair”

Porterville, California, Mayor, Cameron Hamilton, grow a pair

Porterville County Mayor Cameron Hamilton’s message to targets of bullying generalizes and negates the bullied child’s experience.

How To Speak and Be Heard In Your Relationship

love is hard

Based upon trials and errors discovered by Himay Zepeda.