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SBTI: A Sunset

SBTI: A Sunset

April 2, 2020

Eight years ago when I accepted a teaching position in Arizona, little did I know just how much I would fall in love with the Mohave Desert.  Hands down, it’s the most captivating place that I have ever lived in or visited.  One evening in early November I drove home from work under the most […]

SBTI: A Toad

SBTI: A Toad

March 30, 2020

I abruptly moved to Houston, Texas in late 2013 after accepting a teaching position that required me to start in January.  Unfortunately, I hadn’t done much research on the rental market and took the first unit that I could find.  Total mistake.  I moved into a complex of drug dealers who hung out in the […]

X: Straight Edge and Radical Sobriety

X: Straight Edge and Radical Sobriety

December 29, 2019

“Simply being straight edge doesn’t make you better than anyone else, especially if you embrace and perpetuate a lot of the fucked-up aspects of mainstream culture.” –Eva Hall, p. 28 Gabriel Kuhn has done it again.  Nearly a decade after his initial effort to capture the political elements associated with straight edge, he offers us […]