The Lowest Common Denominator

Entertainment is currently geared toward the lowest common denominator. The worst, the ugliest, the most inhumane. The more disgusting, the most idiotic, the more twisted is what gets play. Dollars are pouring in for the emotionally stunted, the downright abusive, the utterly weak. People salivate over the inane fights, delight in misunderstandings, and cheer when […]

5 Signs You’re Trapped In An Irrational Relationship (And How To Fix It)

They wanted the effect without the right cause. The Law Of Causality Unhappiness is the result of believing you deserve something you have not earned. Life is much simpler than most people want you to believe. You do x and you get y. That’s it. It’s a simple math equation. The problem is the average […]

Carnegie Mellon Students Create Interactive Graphic Novel To Teach How To Stop Sexual Assault

I’ve begun playing through this interactive novel to test it for accuracy and realism. I’ve only been through two scenarios so far. Even though it may not cover every situation and also might be starting way too late (I think we should have something like this for younger kids as well; it starts early-it did […]

Stretching

I know, I know. Bad Michon. I leave you with this beautiful post last week and then I disappear. I have good reasons, I swear! I’ve finished up the editing for the books that are to be released this year. But I’m still going to publish them one at a time because…just because. Shut up. […]

In Droves They Came

http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/08/us/arizona-dhs-undocumented-children-moved/ I don’t know how many of you are aware of this, but it’s important. I’m writing about this because there are so many implications for this country. Plus it just breaks my heart. There has been an influx of unaccompanied minors pouring into the United States, many from Central America. Due to the distance […]

No such thing as “normal”

Originally posted on days like crazy paving:
Let me tell you something about normality. Normal is a construct invented by the privileged to pathologise non-conformity. Normal is a reason to keep you out of a space because you’re too brown, too female, too queer, too trans, not binary enough, not able-bodied enough, not rich enough, not…