Social Articles & Essays

On Queer Issues
Collected thoughts on Queer political strategies and social direction. (26 minutes)
A Trans Analogy
A short allegorical story describing the Trans experience. (18 minutes)
On Trans Issues
Thoughts on all things Transgender. (52 minutes)
Community Wedges
The danger to volunteer-run community groups is not outsiders or introverts. It's core members and volunteers who feel injured, spurned or aggrieved. (11 minutes)
Internet Overload
David Shenk and others have discussed 'information overload' in their books, and here I assemble my thoughts and experience on the issue. (48 minutes)
What experience took far too long to teach me. (6 minutes)
Driving Sucks
A look at the propaganda and truths that lure us into assuming cars are the best (almost the only) way to get around, leading into an examination and deconstruction of this indoctrination. (22 minutes)
Workers vs. Heroes in America
Why is everyone a hero in America? (8 minutes)
Essays on Identity
Essays on being ourselves in a world where where we have to live with others. (17 minutes)
Race & Policing in American
An allegory for the way policing of Black folk has been handled in America. (7 minutes)
You don't need to apologize...
We are better focusing in real problems today, than apologizing for the wrongs done by prior generations. (2 minutes)
On fairness
Unfairness on the surface may be less so when examined in aggregation. (5 minutes)
Congratulations, MBA!
An open letter to the MBAs as Price Rite congratulating them on the efficacy of their efforts to save on labor costs. (4 minutes)
Bullshitting: Speaking Politically
An exploration into saying things in different ways, and how it's as much what you say as how you say it. But what if you don't want to play the game? (9 minutes)
On Comparing & Contrasting
Comparing non-equivalent things is not malicious, it's how some of us think. (5 minutes)
If you were going to do it, it would already be done
People are good at making excuses. When it comes to getting things done, how can you tell justification from excuse, promise from empty words? (7 minutes)
Advice for Suitors
Perette’s thoughts on the mismatch of those looking for fantasy versus real-life relationships, and suggestions for those making the transition to real-life. (13 minutes)
The Three Kinds of Problems
On the 3 kinds of problems: acute problems, hassles, and irritants. (6 minutes)
Anderson Avenue
Taking your clothes off in two different venues: a comparison of societal attitudes. (3 minutes)
Marketing Perette
A comparison of writing styles describing Perette as a study in marketing speak. (5 minutes)
Entertainment vs. News: What will we pay?
We pay a lot to be entertained. But what will we pay for staying informed? (5 minutes)