Tag: writing

Manhunt Unabomber: Movie Review

Growing up in the 90’s, I remember hearing about the Unabomber, but I lacked any awareness of who Ted Kaczyinski was as a person or what motivated his crimes. If the Discovery Channel series Manhunt: Unabomber can be trusted, Ted Kaczyinski was a complicated genius who was a pretty good guy, other than the bombings…

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I Want to Believe

I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of life on other planets. Growing up watching the X-Files, I think there is a generation of us who became mildly obsessed with the idea of extraterrestrial life. I don’t even know what I’d say my feelings on the issue are for certain. I have a lot of…

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Dreams

Do you ever remember your dreams? I’m one of those people who has vivid dreams more or less every night. In the morning, I wake up with images and recollections of my dreams that quickly take me back down the rabbit hole of the story. Even after my mind has acclimated to the day, I…

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Dog Therapy

I am a lifelong dachshund person, and right now I have two miniature black and tan dachshunds named Rigby ¬†and Sadie. They have ingratiated themselves to our family and are like little kids to us. Lately, Rigby has been on a journey of healing that has been at times inspiring and hopeful, and at other…

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Challenging White Supremacy

During the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA, I felt compelled to share my disgust, but I kept coming up empty handed on how to voice a sentiment so basic that I’ve never really needed to put it into words. “I don’t support white supremacy” seemed like something I would never need to clarify. Not…

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Inward Loss

This is a personal post about something that happened to me a long time ago that I think most people can relate to. I’ve thought of it many times over the years, but I’ve never written about it. This is more of a journal entry than anything else, but I hope it connects with someone…

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Why I Quit

Last week, I made a heavily pondered yet hasty decision to rid myself of social media. For the past few years, I had been feeling guilty about my over-use of social media, mainly Facebook and Instagram. I used them to fill idle time and distract myself from life, and part of me had forgotten how…

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