American Presidents and Uneasy Minds

“Hey look, in the mean time, I guess, I can’t be doing so badly, because I’m president, and you’re not.” – Donald Trump, Interview with Time magazine, March 22, 2017 This was a response from a United States President. Donald Trump got defensive after an interviewer asked if his credibility was important. Boy, do I ever…

How Dat Werk?! May 2017

How Dat Werk? Car Stickers and Emblems One of my biggest pet peeves are people who put stickers or emblems on their car. I think the conversation in how they were invented went something like this: Person One: I love social media! I can go on there and tell everyone what I think and post…

If You Don’t Learn About History, You’re in 2017

A well-known saying, especially in the field of history, is, “If you don’t learn about history, you’re doomed to repeat it.” Unfortunately, we live in an age—in a world—where this expression is truer than ever. We are living, yet we are not learning. Our leaders speak out, yet do not think. We make mistakes, micro-…

How Dat Werk?! April 2017

How Dat Werk?! Alan Turing Oh, the Internet! The place where anonymous trolls can log on, spew hatred, attack people and their opinions, log off, and have a nice dinner with the family. People feel the need to do whatever they please and use their freedom of speech to point out things they don’t like,…

An American in Dublin

Dublin. A city of luck. A city of culture. An emerald community that embraces their culture, community, and drinks! Recently, I traveled there to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. What originally began as a holiday venture turned into a an eye-opening experience. Dublin—and Ireland as a whole—stole my heart and left me wanting more. Ireland is…

Obsessed Auntie

Why I Am An Obsessed Auntie For a good long while, I was fine with the fact of being alone and not really opening my heart to love. To be honest, I would say things like, “I hate everyone,” or “I have no feelings,” because it was funny and the reactions of others would tickle…

How Dat Werk?! March 2017

How Dat Werk?! Pretending Everything is Fine There’s a meme / photo I am seeing a lot on social media about a rhetorical Bob and Sally and who they voted for:   After laughing for about a minute, I knew many people would find fault in this picture. However, I implore people to read this…

Herstory, Now More than Ever!

Women’s History Month; International Women’s Day—A Time to Reflect and Persist! Ah, March. It’s officially Women’s History Month—my favorite time of the year! Personally, I like to celebrate women’s history every day. However, this year especially, Women’s History Month needs more attention!  We—all of humanity—need to remember the incredible and hard fought efforts of women…

Morally Bankrupt Due to Insufficient Funds

Today, ladies and gentlemen, we will have a discussion about morals. Anytime I think or discuss this topic, I instantly think of the movie Election where Tracy Flick (played by Reese Witherspoon) defines the terms to an annoyingly accurate degree. On an overall scale, she would land somewhere around solicitors in front of stores that…

Eating My Words

March 2014. I was working in Downtown Los Angeles, and a coworker and I decided to venture out to LA Live to go to Lawry’s Carvery for lunch. As we approached Figueroa St., we suddenly found ourselves surrounded by colorful creatures. “What the hell!?” I shouted as a pedestrian hit us with his 8-foot wingspan…

Things My Parents Were Right About: February 2017

Something my dad taught and continues to remind me of everyday is to, “Stay linear.” This is applicable in many situations, such as staying focused in school, pushing hard when job hunting, achieving any goal, or driving to make any dream a reality. Lately, I think about this quite often in the realm of social…

No Excuses: Gaining Purpose from History

Every now and then, I overhear conversations between people; when you are in areas that cultivate large groups, this is something that will happen. An issue that often comes up is people like blaming issues of their past to justify why they cannot do something today. Granted, there may be some sort of physical and…