Today is my 32nd birthday, and I spent it on a bus going to and from New Orleans to protest Senate Bill 4 in front of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. (In fact, I am still on that bus as I write this.) I can't imagine a better way to spend a birthday.
Senate Bill 4 passed the Texas Legislature in May and was signed by the governor. It compels local law enforcement agencies enforce federal immigration law (regardless of what's in the best interest of their comm
Today is the Mermaid Promenade and Aqua Faire in San Marcos, a celebration of the city's rivers, art, and unique history. I am thinking of mermaids and why we find them so fascinating. They are beings trapped between two worlds, the water and the land. We either imagine mermaids eager to leave their fins behind and walk on the hard ground or we imagine ourselves learning to breathe water and adapting to a new underwater home.
We don't need myths to find stor