Thoughts On The Colorado Baker Case

The line between freedom of speech/freedom of religion and discrimination is sometimes as thin as the wire used for a high wire act in the circus.

This morning, the Supreme Court made it’s ruling in regards to the case regarding Jack Phillips, a baker from Colorado who refused to create a wedding cake for a couple six years ago because they were gay. Mr. Phillips claimed that his Christian faith was the reason for not baking the cake.

The ruling was in favor of Mr. Phillips.

I have mixed feelings about the ruling. Mr. Phillips is entitled to his beliefs. He also, as a business owner, has the right to not serve customers whom he does not wish to.

However, this case could also be seen as  clear cut case of discrimination. Comedian and writer Seth McFarlane compared Mr. Phillip’s decision to a restaurant that will not serve African-American customers. The correlation is not too far off.

I wish I had a solution to this issue that would make everyone happy. Unfortunately, there is none. I can only hope that decency and humanity will win out over prejudice and racism





The Female Persuasion Book Review

From my perspective, our early 20’s are our most formative years. We are no longer teenagers, but at the same time, we do not have the wisdom or experience that only comes with age.

In Meg Wolitzer’s new novel, The Female Persuasion, Greer Kadetsky is shy college student who meets 60’s and 70’s feminist icon Faith Frank after a lecture at Greer’s college. Greer becomes an instant fan girl. Like many young women, she is torn between personal/professional ambition and her relationship with her boyfriend, Corey. Meeting Faith ignites something in Greer and leads her, Corey and her best friend Zee on a path that no one sees coming.


I loved this book. I loved it because we can all relate to it somehow. Greer is a modern every woman, trying to make sense of it all, whether it is her relationships with Corey and Zee or the career path that she is following Faith on.

I recommend it.

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