Vulnerable

What will she say? What will he think? How will they feel? I was afraid to be myself. I've been taught by parents, by school, by society to conform, to be quiet, to do what I'm told. I was afraid to share who I am. The more I explored, the more I questioned key societal …

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My view on why Facebook gives people cats (i.e. why I can’t use it anymore)

I'm an avid user of Pocket, a useful app that stores and recommends content. When I started using it, the recommendations were wide-ranging, interesting and from lots of sources. I started saving articles from the recommended feed. Over time, the range of topics narrowed: lots of philosophy, politics and productivity. The range of sources narrowed: …

Little me

I am the sum of things I did not choose. I am the melding of a random egg and a random sperm. Twenty-three random pairs of chromosomes determine much of how I look and who I am. My genes are then influenced by the outside world in ways I do not understand. I am mostly …