DOMA No More-a

While the ruling in regards to DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) is “historic,”  as the full-of-rhetoric put it, it is almost laughable that it took the United States — a country that is almost 240 years old — all this time to amend something that is so simple, at least in terms of the bastions […]

We All Have A Little Bit Of Tony Soprano In Us

Tony Soprano once told his therapist, “I’ve been thinking it’s good to be in something from the ground floor. I came too late for that, I know. But lately I’ve been getting the feeling that I came in at the end. The best is over.” The best is now over as James Gandolfini, the actor […]

It’s Never Too Late

I came across this tidbit of information regarding Steven Spielberg. I love miscellaneous facts which have no real importance in my life and no impact on my general life, which is why I think I am endeared to playing trivia games at bars on Tuesday evenings. I digress. We all know Spielberg as the director […]

Read Fiction & Embrace Discomfort

“A trio of University of Toronto scholars, led by psychologist Maja Djikic, report that people who have just read a short story have less need for what psychologists call “cognitive closure.” Compared with peers who have just read an essay, they expressed more comfort with disorder and uncertainty—attitudes that allow for both sophisticated thinking and greater […]