Folks who are behind bars suffer the highest forms of isolation and alienation. For those who are willing and able - I strongly suggest you become prison penpals. The organization Black & Pink compiles and maintains a database of predominantly... Continue Reading →
Across the United States, jails and prisons are replacing in-person visits with Skype-like video calls. This transition is usually justified in the name of prison safety. For example, officials at the Bristol County House of Corrections in Massachusetts argued the... Continue Reading →
I hate the way American society conceptualizes romantic relationships. The notion of "love" is typically framed as a progress narrative - whereby "marriage" is the highest form and product. Intimate connections are reduced to linear equations. Whenever people speak of... Continue Reading →
Since we all use language, we are automatically involved in a chain of connection. Language implies the existence of other people to communicate with. To learn a language is to become involved in a relationship.