Good evening, everyone! Thanksgiving was 2 days ago. I got to spend the entire day with my family: my mom, my dad, and my sister. (Normally, we spend Thanksgiving with my grandparents, but refrained from doing so this year due to Covid ramping up in my home state.)
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4th of July
My whole life I’ve celebrated the Fourth of July as a day of freedom. Today, July 3rd, I watched a moving reminder by Daveed Diggs based on Frederick Douglass’ “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” Here’s the article that features Daveed Digg’s spoken-word piece.
When You Believe: The Prince of Egypt & the Corona Virus
Hello, dear readers. As I’m sure you know, the Corona virus is spreading. The fear here in the United States is very real. At Target where I work we’re daily out of toilet paper; we’re rationing things like hand sanitizer and trying our best to adhere to social distancing. In the town where I live,Continue reading “When You Believe: The Prince of Egypt & the Corona Virus”
Curse My Name: A Breakdown
Blind Guardian’s “Curse My Name,” reminds me of something. It clicked in my head only just this morning. For a song coming from 2010, it has strong resemblance to our current political climate. “Curse My Name” is a rousing song, telling the story of a tyrannical king being brought forth for his crimes. As theContinue reading “Curse My Name: A Breakdown”
Tariffs, Mexico, & Trump
If you know your history, you’ll know that the tarrifs on items from Mexico is like the taxation on tea.
Brief Thoughts on the Massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand
Hello, everyone. Recently, New Zealand has suffered a terrible tragedy: 49 people were murdered in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The news coverage, from the BBC, details the events of the massacre and what has transpired afterwards, including memorial services, flowers and beautiful affirmations of love from the surrounding community, including this picture: OneContinue reading “Brief Thoughts on the Massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand”
I don’t want to be an American Idiot
Hello, readers! Normally, I don’t want to get too political on the internet. But I’ll let these two well-placed songs speak for themselves in regards to Trump and immigration. Green Day’s “American Idiot” Trump went to Canada and not only insulted the Prime Minister, but set off some pretty major protests. Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” Continue reading “I don’t want to be an American Idiot”
A Closed Internet
Hello, readers! I love the freedom I have on the web. We all do. Oh, excuse me, I should say had. Recently in the U.S., we’ve lost net neutrality. I was at work when I saw the news alert. I’m enraged and devastated that the Internet is going to be commercialized like television. It’s disgusted andContinue reading “A Closed Internet”