Simul Iustus et Peccator // Domine, Evellis Tu

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Freaking padehler is one of the coolest people on here. He always gets my obscure literary + artistic references. What a guy.

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Current Reads

  • Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee + How It Transformed the World
  • The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration
  • Andrew Wyeth: A Secret Life
  • Lost in the Cosmos 
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I really want some pen pals. Who’s game?

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It’s sad to see most people I know brushing off the Ferguson situation under the notion that it doesn’t apply to them. Despite what the ruling is in the actual shooting, it has unearthed up issues and stories of oppression and hurt that are real, embedded in society, and must be addressed. Most of the white people I know, however, have a hard time separating privilege and freedom. They think their privilege is objective, status quo freedom offered inherently in our system. Many think that they’ve merely behaved in the right way to gain and wield that freedom. Thus, they don’t see how “privilege” is an issue in a free society, failing to see that freedom is largely defined by privilege. And I don’t think we will make our society more free until we see that others are not as readily afforded the circumstances for freedom.