Every spring, you would plant your young trees, along the roads and fields of the land you once called home. Every summer, they thrived beautifully under your care, a small green life growing wider and taller into the world. Every fall, you wrapped them up in straw and burlap, tucked them in against the cold, […]Read more "Ode to My Father"
Should social media behemoths like Facebook be governmentally regulated or can we trust them to self-regulate? The regulation of Facebook engages concerns including safeguarding privacy, threats to democracy, curtailment of freedom of speech and expression, and protection against cyberbullying and child sexual exploitation. In light of the recent use of data analytics for political purposes […]Read more "Addressing the Plight of Content Moderators: The Facebook Experience"
“Countless micro transactions take place on a daily basis in which invaluable commodities are exchanged. Good will is perhaps one of the most important commodities of all. In so very many contexts good will can be converted (somewhere along the line) into hard cash. Social fluency (of the dominant kind) creates the conditions for this […]Read more "Coexistence, rights as relationship, and disability justice"
Below I post an article I wrote for my social work class, ‘Use of Self’. We were asked to reflect upon why we chose to study social work, drawing on the class readings to help us ponder this question. Writing this article while nearing the end of my stint as a social work student felt […]Read more "Contemplating the question: Why did I study social work?"
This semester, I took a class in social work called ‘Use of Self’. Drawing on various psychoanalytic and mindfulness based teachings, we were asked to reflect on how we bring ourselves into our work and our relationships. As part of the assignments, we were asked to write six reflections. Each reflection had two components. One […]Read more "Meditation and ‘Use of Self’ in Work and Relationships"
I knew Kafka first as a brilliant and quirky writer before I realized that he had also been a practicing lawyer. It is fortuitous that I found ‘Kafka the lawyer’ when I was going through law school. Perhaps I could learn something from him? How did he experience law school, I wondered, what did his […]Read more "Kafka’s Legal Theory"