Category Archives: Thoughts

…feel the love

This Sunday Funday, Pride is the word as people around the world take to the streets to celebrate.

It’s a celebration of being your true self, freedom, acceptance, and love.

Whether you’re partying and parading today or not, I hope we can all appreciate the importance of all of those things, and the right everyone has to them. Read the rest of this entry


…Take Pride

As you may or may not know, it’s Pride Weekend. This weekend the LGBTQ community and their allies will gather and celebrate across the country.

The fact that these celebrations have become an annual tradition for so many communities is a wonderful. It’s a yearly reminder of how far we’ve come in terms of tolerance and acceptance. Read the rest of this entry


Today is June 19th (aka Juneteenth). It may seem like an unremarkable day, but I assure you it is not. The fact that its significance is not widely known says a lot about how our nation deals with its own dark moments.

The original Juneteenth occurred on June 19, 1865. The Civil War had ended months earlier, the Emancipation Proclamation signed years before, but it was on this day that all enslaved people in the United States were finally emancipated. Read the rest of this entry

…pack it in

Grab your baskets and blankets, crusaders, it’s International Picnic Day!

As we head into another week, there are few things more motivating than food, and in these warm summer months enjoying those meals outdoors is a seasonal pleasure for many… Read the rest of this entry

…lead by example

We are living in extraordinary times, crusaders. As absolutely overwhelming as they can be, they are (for better or worse) uncommon. Unfortunately, fear and distrust are no strangers to current events, and it’s easy to lose sight of that bigger picture when you’re in the middle of those smaller but significant moments.

So, I wouldn’t blame you if you missed a moment of historic proportions that happened quietly while much of the world’s attention was focused elsewhere.

I’m of course talking about the incredible night “The Band’s Visit” had at the Tonys on Sunday and the history they made in the process. Read the rest of this entry