During this Winter Break, I found myself seeking a form of escapism from letting my mind wander too much, as that is its natural reaction to having any free time. Jim Morrison’s spirit took over my brain’s right hemisphere, and enticed me to a Dyonisiac dream of imbibing my synapses with mysterious substances and reaching … More Jim Morrison and Control: The Demonization of Natural Instincts
— For Uncle Pat We had neighboring rooms in the same sandy, humble homestay at Bingin Beach in Bali. The homestay was wedged alongside several other small guesthouses on the lower rung of a steep hill overlooking the bay. I met him one morning over breakfast. There was only one plastic table in the small … More A Strange Day in Bali
What is the number one thing on a lot of people’s bucket list? A quick Google search gives you an answer similar to the following: travel the world. I bet even you have dreamt about going to a place far away to experience the Other, the unfamiliar, the exotic. I did the same thing last … More Dave the Traveler
My mom has told me on several occasions that I was a very happy baby, a tiny smiling alien-like blob in a stroller (her words, not mine). I feel like most of my childhood that was the case, not the stroller part but just being content in general. Now, roughly twenty years after that careless … More It Just Sucks: An Analysis of Human Nature
“Every English major secretly wants to be a writer.” This is a sentence that’s often thrown around in literature classes, but what does it actually mean? We study the greats because we want to be one of the greats? To be fair, I suppose, who wouldn’t want to be at par with Dickens or Fitzgerald? … More Why Do We Write?
Imagine going through life and each week seems to be the same sequence over and over again. Your breakfast takes exactly ten minutes to finish and is eaten at the exact same time every day. The motion of toothbrushing bores you as your week progresses. Moving from A to B over and over again makes … More Review: Fragmented Beauty and Chaos in "Undone"
Jolly good, Christmas has passed! Now that all of us have gained loads of weight after overeating during the holidays, it is time to eat a little more while binge watching the only thing more disgustingly sweet than peppermint candy canes: Christmas movies. Ever since the beginning of November, Netflix has been releasing new movies … More Christmas Movies Galore: Netflix 2019 Edition