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Ethan Miller's blog

This blog contains a mix of personal news, thoughts, and interesting photos. I’ll try to categorize posts so that you can only see the stuff in which you’re interested. Use tags to find blog posts of particular interest. Some of the posts are password-protected; if you'd like the password, please send me an email asking for it, or send a request via the contact page.

Comments are welcome on all of the posts. I promise that I will never use your email for commercial purposes, and will not send you spam under any conditions. I might use your email address to push out an update to friends a few times per year. Hopefully, that won’t be too much email for you.

You're welcome to follow the blog if you’d like to keep up with family news and photos, since I won’t be posting them on Facebook. I encourage you to keep in touch via email or text message—see the contact page for details.

Antisemitism at the University of California, Santa Cruz

Antisemitism at the University of California, Santa Cruz

May 7, 2024 • Ethan Miller

I’ve been living in Santa Cruz for nearly 25 years, and have been an active member of the Jewish community for the entire time. Antisemitism has always been present, but it has recently become muc...

(Lack of) Freedom of speech at UC Santa Cruz

Feb. 9, 2024 • Ethan Miller

The University of California, like many universities, was founded on freedom of speech. However, recent events have made it clear that UC Santa Cruz, like many universities, has abandoned that goal...

Thoughts on the Israel-Hamas war

Oct. 9, 2023 • Ethan Miller

I write this post with a heavy heart, as over 900 Israelis have been killed by a massive terrorist attack by Hamas. But what concerns me even more is that this loss of life could have been prevente...