It’s the time of year when plans are made, Hallmark movies are watched, cocoa is poured around a roaring fire, and so on. We just had our first snows on the Colorado Front Range, and that really signals the magical… Read More »IDIC: What’s in a Romantic Relationship? (Holiday Edition)
Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations (IDIC) is a Vulcan concept that appeared first in the original series. Gradually, we learned more about the philosophy and how it saved Vulcan society. IDIC turns up whenever Vulcans do, though it is sometimes… Read More »IDIC: Why We Talk About IDIC
Memory is fallible, and yet collective memories are one of the powerful connectors in society. They serve as one of the touchstones, along with information and generally available knowledge in a given area. Yesterday was the anniversary of September 11,… Read More »IDIC: Collective Memories
August marks the start of the school year in the United States, which is an exciting time for many. Unfortunately, it’s not the same for all students, which stems from broader cultural stigmas such as those around accommodations. Accommodations are… Read More »IDIC: Stigma and Accommodations
Diversity is one of the words that gets thrown around, used in corporate workplaces, and gets around in discussions of the day’s events. However, what does diversity actually mean in the real world? Well, according to Merriam-Webster: The dictionary definition… Read More »IDIC: What Does Embracing Diversity Mean?
While many socially accepted prejudices depend on where we look in the world, that does not make them right. However, it’s often phrased as something “everyone knows,” so it doesn’t feel like a negative. An example of this is anti-fat… Read More »IDIC: Challenging the Socially Accepted Prejudices
One of the things currently rippling through the culture, at least in the United States, is the understanding of what casual discussions mean and how they influence people. The effects cover both the good and the bad. In the good… Read More »IDIC: Casual Everything Means Something
One item that has become apparent as the world becomes more connected is the idea of privilege. However, it’s also one of the words that gets thrown around without necessarily being understood. Understanding privilege is a good starting point. Privilege… Read More »IDIC: What is Privilege?
One thing that often happens is siloing, or at least the illusion of it. Unfortunately, everything is connected. Siloing doesn’t actually work in the real world when we’re discussing various issues, and it can make things more difficult. Siloing is… Read More »IDIC: It All Feeds into the Others