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Pride 2016: LGBTQ Labels in a Violent World

1 year ago

LGBTQ Labels in a Violent World by Erica Snyder On June 1st, GrokNation reached out to me and asked if I’d be interested in writing a piece in honor of Pride, which, duh, I was. But on June 12, a…

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Gun Violence, Prayer & Action

1 year ago

Image: “Hannah at Prayer,” by Wilhelm Wachtel (Polish, 1875–1942), via artnet (From the writer & the editor: This essay, written in the days after the UCLA shooting, is about bringing prayer to action. Only days later, in a single weekend, a talented…

Grok Culture

Waiting on Exposure to Violence, Not Star Wars

2 years ago

I’ve been accused of sheltering my kids too much. I worry about the overstimulation prevalent in a society with such a strong technology emphasis, while acknowledging that technology is important and necessary for them to function in this world. (For…

Grok Culture

Guns and Mental Illness

2 years ago

I want to try and be true to the purpose of this website. At the same time, I want to run from the topic I am currently trying to get my head around. It’s beyond trying to “grok” something; it’s…