Category Archive: Social Studies

Evoking Lincoln: The Internet Address

Eleven score and seventeen years ago, our political leaders brought forth on this continent, a new system, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all people are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great… Continue reading

A Culture of Because

I was thinking recently about how we solve conflicts as human beings, particularly in the west. We end conflicts through force, hostility, war. We end conflicts in punishment. We end conflicts in revenge.… Continue reading

I Dreamed of Middle School and Found Apathy

My mom once said that she thought middle school existed to protect little kids from the monsters that are 12 — 14 year olds. I asked her why we couldn’t just go on… Continue reading

The Limitations of Language: High School Students Recite the Pledge in Arabic, People Piss Themselves.

I try not to be terribly combative in real life. It’s a struggle because I have a temper. I have discovered an activity that helps me be more patient and also helps me… Continue reading

A Hyatt Trek: My First ST Convention!

It’s appalling that I haven’t been to a Star Trek Convention, isn’t it? You can say so. It’s completely pathetic. But, you know, I’m a bit of a pup yet and I haven’t… Continue reading

Senbazuru: Wishes for the End of Vengeance

I woke up on a Friday feeling fresh, peaceful, surprisingly well rested. My roommate was still in his room having not left for work. He was standing watching his television. “There were giant… Continue reading

Pumpkin Thunkin: Thoughts on the Sophistication of Halloween.

My buddies had a pumpkin-carving party that is becoming what I hope to be annual. Unfortunately I was sick and could not attend. Had I attended, however, I would’ve carved a complex design… Continue reading

Time vs. Money vs. Effort: DIY and the Modern Era

I am really not the type of person that muses on “the good old days.” I was born in 1988. The “good old days” for me included the Spice Girls.  So, really, I’m… Continue reading