There’s an issue that’s been swirling around my head (literally and figuratively) since moving back to London. And I’m willing to bet that it’s not just an issue for me, but for many of the other 84% of folks living in the UK who don’t smoke either. I’m talking about smoking in public. First, I… Continue reading Smoking in Public
Last summer I wrote the below-linked essay. I’m re-posting it today, much to my surprise. I wasn’t sure I’d ever experience 80F (27C) heat in London; I certainly didn’t expect it in mid-April. To my UK friends – stay hydrated and find some A/C. My gym has it, so my workouts this week might get… Continue reading It’s Hot Again!
There’s one topic that I’ve probably complained about on Twitter more than any other, and that’s public phone usage. I see a lot of articles bemoaning how Twitter / Facebook / Snapchat / Instagram / Candy Crush keeps us from interacting with the live humans right in front of us, but I’m more interested in how… Continue reading Using Your Phone (As A Phone) In Public
My 7 year old was invited to a Disney princess themed costume birthday party. She has her heart set on going as Moana. We’re white and I’m concerned about cultural appropriation. Should I make her choose a white princess? I assume other kids will likely be there and dressed as Jasmine, Pocahontas, Tiana, Mulan, etc.… Continue reading Picking a Disney Princess Costume