BLOG - Protesting democracy
It’s been an odd week. With Britain’s 52% vote to leave the EU shocking the pollsters, news websites and social media has been awash with anguish, glee, and wild conjecture.
Beyond the actual events of the vote, results, and ensuing political resignations, there was the strata of expert opinions, opinion columnists, and status updates to dig through, and of course—this is the digital age after all—online petitions to sign.
BLOG - Death pledge
I went with my father the day he paid off his mortgage. Afterwards, it seemed like his back straightened a bit, he told everyone how happy he was, how liberating it felt—like a weight was gone from his shoulders. I wonder if we feel the weight of debt as acutely in our present culture.