Human Me

Our Best Intentions Does Not Mean They Are Well Received by Ruth Utnage

Someone loses their job and you offer to help with money. That person disconnects and ends the relationship (platonic, let’s say) leaving you to wonder what in the hell happened. You were literally just trying to be helpful and human.Someone is having trouble coming out to their mother so you help them draft a letter …

NASDAQ Requiring Listed Companies To Have A Diversified Board: Progress? by Ruth Utnage

I was watching CNBC this morning (December 1st, 2020) and they talked about NASDAQ (the stock listing platform) is considering requiring their listed companies to diversify their Board of Directors or disclose why they cannot/will not to potential investors or face delisting. What this looks like in practice is now the companies must have at …

Pardon Our Construction While We Go Through Site Changes by Ruth Utnage

On behalf of all of our writer’s at HumanMe.org we sincerely apologize for the recent interruptions in the website. As many of you know we are relaunching HumanMe.org with a new platform that will enable us to deliver more content from more talented Rehabilitants across the globe. This new site will allow us to grow …

Columbia Tower Rooftop, Dreams and Friends by Ruth Utnage

A friend of mine, someone I did time with, told me once that he wanted to go to the tallest building in Seattle and shout from the rooftop “I am success in the flesh!” That dream, no, goal, resonated with me so profoundly that I asked if I could go with him. Then another of …

Ancient Math by Ruth Utnage

I’m reading a book for Math Club called “number: the language of science” by tobias dantzig (lower cased intentionally- that’s how it is on the cover). As I’m reading I am learning about how mathematics became what mathematics is today. However, something vexes me about the origins of algebra, the inability of ancient mathematicians to …

The Book, Unexpected by Ruth Utnage

When I came to prison I expected prison. I had watched American History X and Shawshank Redemption like everyone else. For a few years I was that wild 20-something with nothing left to lose. I played the hyper-masculine convict, pretending to be unafraid when I was truly terrified. I wanted to get my body covered …

Awakened Consciousness by Ruth Utnage

Violence is fear in action- What comes to mind is how true this is for me personally. I have been the one enacting forms of violence and the one receiving forms of violence. It is strange to think that when it was me being violent I can see my fear clearly, understand it, change it. …