Reflections on Duality

I went out walking tonight at that fading time where it is both day and night. It was twilight - that time where light remains enough to illuminate your path, but darkness overtakes it with every step forward. As I watched a beautiful day transform into a cool night, my mind began to race at…

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The Rocket’s Red Glare

With the 4th of July coming up this week, the child within me responds enthusiastically, whereas the cold, hardened adult within me responds with a lowly sigh of frustration and hopelessness. At this turbulent time in the United States, how can we justify such a flamboyant (and costly) display of patriotism with chaos reigning supreme…

Borrowed Birthday Traditions

Today, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, is my birthday! I turned 29 years old, and I’m optimistically looking forward to my thirties while doing the best I can to grasp all the lessons of my twenties. Wish me luck in that endeavor, by the way. As my day progressed, texts, calls, and notifications on social media…

Alexander: the Great or Terrible?

How does a leader gain such titles as “the Great” or “the Terrible”? Additionally, when someone has such a title, how does a learner determine if the title was truly deserved, or if the historical perspective of the person is just clouded in deceit and lies as a means of propaganda? From my research so…