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Wanderlust on the West Coast and What I Learned From It

Wanderlust on the West Coast and What I Learned From It

As shown at the end of this post, I do not usually display pictures like this, but words cannot express the beauty that the West Coast has to offer the senses. The land seems to resemble an alien landscape; trees […]

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From Rousseau to Buzzfeed: The Implications of Evolving Communications

From Rousseau to Buzzfeed: The Implications of Evolving Communications

It’s finals week, and everyone I know is on a grind. Whether you are cramming for a test or procrastinating on a paper, hang in there. Anyways, I had to write two philosophy papers on 17th and 18th-century metaphysics and […]

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Bush! An Analysis of Jeb Running Away From His Last Name

Bush! An Analysis of Jeb Running Away From His Last Name

Throughout this year’s circus of an election, I could not help but notice that every time that Jeb Bush was asked about his last name, he responded by declaring that he was his “own” man and will make his “own” […]

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Congressional Hearings and Being Connected with the World

Congressional Hearings and Being Connected with the World

Everyone knows that there is a stark difference between witnessing an event live and just watching a recording of it. Whether you are at a concert, sporting event, or theater production, there is an extraordinary energy that permeates through the […]

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Land of the Free, Home of the Cage

Land of the Free, Home of the Cage

I shall begin this post with a short story. In an old joke from the defunct German Democratic Republic, a German worker gets a job in Siberia; aware of how all mail will be read by the censors, he tells […]

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Moral Examples and the Death of Political Careers

Moral Examples and the Death of Political Careers

For most of recorded history, politics has been about a person’s ambition and their drive to gain influence. To be a successful politician, one must symbolize ideals that mirror their constituents values. The unwritten contract of entering public life is […]

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