Culture

Finger Food or Forks? International Lessons in Etiquette

August 2, 2018

therealianfoster

A veteran of countless culture classes, given at the hands of churches, non-profits, tribes and states, I can tell you that nothing can prepare you for first contact. For that first feel of 80 degree humidity at midnight. For no English speakers in sight. For people breathing on the back or your neck in line. For being the only person on a crowded bus that wears deodorant. Nothing.

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Radical Islam

August 2, 2018

therealianfoster

As attack after attack is wrought, both on our soil and the soil of our neighbors and friends across the globe, and as these attacks are clearly linked to terrorists with some sort of affiliation with Islam, it makes a person wonder what about Islam makes this possible? Why can a branch of Islam justify this sort of thing?

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Is Social Media, Actually, Like, Social?

August 2, 2018

therealianfoster

Society. Social gathering. Social drinking. Social Media? Is there a difference between in-the-flesh sociality and digital sociality?

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Identification Crisis

August 2, 2018

therealianfoster

What's wrong with America? Well, for starters, a unilateral focus on the problem, particularly, the problems of other people.

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