I Support NFL Players’ Protests. But I’m Not Boycotting the NFL

This story was originally published on Universes of the Mind before being adapted into its current version for publication on yesmagazine.com. The original blog post was published on September 6th, 2018, and can be found here, while the final version, published on August 27th, 2018, exists here. If you’re a progressive (if you’re anyone, really) … Continue reading I Support NFL Players’ Protests. But I’m Not Boycotting the NFL

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The People Behind Your Tech Addiction Are Now Trying to Curb It

This story was originally published online at yesmagazine.com on June 28th, 2018. It can be found here. When news broke of the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica allegedly using private Facebook data to influence the 2016 presidential election, something changed in the public imagination regarding technology and social media. Suddenly, proof materialized that the information … Continue reading The People Behind Your Tech Addiction Are Now Trying to Curb It

Sci-Fi Fandom Declares Victory After Reactionary Nominees Lose Big at the Hugos

Miles wrote this article for yesmagazine.org after attending the 2015 Hugo Awards in Spokane, WA. Published online at http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/sci-fi-fandom-declares-victory-after-sad-and-rabid-puppies-hugo-awards-20150827 Smoke from the flames engulfing eastern Washington state descended on Spokane, turning the sky a hazy orange-brown and filling the lungs of the attendees of the 73rd annual World Science Fiction Convention, also known as WorldCon. … Continue reading Sci-Fi Fandom Declares Victory After Reactionary Nominees Lose Big at the Hugos

Sad Puppies, Rabid Chauvinists: Will Raging White Guys Succeed in Hijacking Sci-Fi’s Biggest Awards?

Miles wrote this article for yesmagazine.org, where it broke the website's previous record for most comments on a single story. Published online at http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/sad-puppies-2015-hugo-awards-20150814 Orson Scott Card is one of my all-time favorite science fiction authors. As a kid, I was enthralled by the Alvin Maker series and devoured Ender’s Game in a single day. … Continue reading Sad Puppies, Rabid Chauvinists: Will Raging White Guys Succeed in Hijacking Sci-Fi’s Biggest Awards?

Bee-Savers We Love: Meet the Scientist Breeding More Resilient Bees (And 4 Other People Working to Save the Pollinators)

Miles wrote this article for the Summer 2015 issue of YES! Magazine. Published online at http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/make-it-right/meet-the-scientist-breeding-more-resilient-bees-and-four-other-people-working-to-save-the-pollinators Reprinted by Truthout, Resilience, Alternet, and The Seattle Star. Marla Spivak: Breeding bees to detect disease   In 1974, a bored teenager picked up a book about bees in the library. Immediately fascinated by bees and the people who loved … Continue reading Bee-Savers We Love: Meet the Scientist Breeding More Resilient Bees (And 4 Other People Working to Save the Pollinators)

Yes, But How? 5 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow In Your Backyard

Miles wrote this article for the Summer 2015 issue of YES! Magazine. Published online at http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/make-it-right/five-medicinal-herbs-you-can-grow-in-your-backyard At its core, most of medicine is still herbology, according to Dr. Jenn Dazey, naturopathic physician at Bastyr University's Department of Botanical Medicine. And growing your own medicinal garden is easier than it might seem. In fact, you might … Continue reading Yes, But How? 5 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow In Your Backyard