Allow me to begin with a brief but poignant anecdote. When I was in high school, I was not particularly brilliant in gym class. I loved to run, but I had almost no upper body strength, no dexterity, and a potentially a slightly-below-average hand-eye coordination. That meant, when it came to sports, I was usually … More Presumption of Nonprogression
I watched a documentary recently about global warming, one that I believe was called Before the Flood. The documentary was released in 2016, and discussed proof that the climate was changing, and that these changes were a result of human practices. Now, quite a lot can happen in the span of three years, but I’m … More Stuck With A World Full of Problems
It’s been a month since I wrote “The Last Pages of my College Chapter” and let me tell you: these past few weeks have gone by quickly. So although this isn’t generally the content I’d cover in the last week of the month, I wanted to spend some time talking about what it’s been like … More Taking Flight
Fairy tales are a complicated beast. We tell the stories because they are filled with magic, and Disney has long given its female viewers some characters to look up to. If there’s no magic, there’s no tale. If we are not in awe of flying carpets or talking lions or biscuits that make you suddenly … More The Confined Magic of Disney
So here’s the thing about information, especially when it comes to something related in any way, shape or form to social issues: the facts are always being revised to take new information into account. Anything that aligns with the “old information” is considered either propaganda for the status quo or is simply outdated. Because it’s … More The “Woke” Misconception
Way back in the day, before motor vehicles became the primary source of transportation in America, Europe, and so forth, people used to travel from place to place via horse and buggy. Often, the horse would have a blinder on, to prevent them from spooking on the road. With such an object obstructing their vision, … More Searching for Answers with Blinders On
Allow me to kick this off with a little anecdote. A year ago, I took a business class, trying to use my time in college to learn things not just English-related. I immediately disliked the professor, for a variety of reasons, but that’s hardly the point. He made it clear time and time again that … More Let’s Talk About the Robots, Shall We?
I’m not afraid of social media. A lot of people my age seemed to be neck-deep in Instagram, Snapchat, and whatever other outlets allow them to connect to their friends in whatever way possible. I’m not like that; I have a small internet presence, and for right now, that suits me just fine. But I’m … More “Here Are Some Pins You May Like” and Other Concerns
I have a confession to make. Thursday, November 29, 2018 marked my last class of my second-to-last semester. All I have left are six months before I graduate and can consider myself a fully-fledged adult. Strange how I keep finding excuses to push my entrance into “adulthood” further into the future. How do we know … More Not Writing Related. Just Me Being Human.