Tagged: kindness

Voice

Voice

All around me, people are declaring loud and clear that other human beings with different genders, sexualities, and religious beliefs are not, in fact, human beings. That they are less than. Different (in the worst way). Other. There’s Orlando. And the scores of black men being killed by police for no reason. And Trump. And...

#FridayReads: “Eleanor and Park” by Rainbow Rowell

#FridayReads: “Eleanor and Park” by Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell is coming to Pittsburgh next month (I already have my ticket!) so I’m binge reading all her books. Eleanor and Park is a heartbreakingly depressing story about two misfit kids who find themselves in each other. Eleanor’s family is screwed up—her father is a deadbeat and her stepfather is worse. She doesn’t have...

On Star Wars and generosity

On Star Wars and generosity

I’ve always felt that Star Wars fans were one big family, but the weekend I just spent at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim reinforced that in a big way. So many people went out of their way to be kind to me, and not for any particular reason. They did it just because. Here are a few...