Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (1932)

Originally published 2/27/2016. Lead image via Wikipedia. 5 STARS You may have heard the phrase “Brave New World” before. It’s from Shakespeare. And a character in Brave New World doesn’t just happen to say it; he actually quotes Shakespeare all the time. This was, once again, a book I was required to read in English class (though … More Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (1932)

Why Democracy?

Originally published 11/12/2016. Lead image from Aaron Kittredge via Pexels.com. Why We Should Be Thankful for Democracy A bad president, elected by the majority of voting citizens, and political gridlock. These two phrases are enough for some to doubt the ideology that everyone should be allowed to vote or that a leader should be chosen … More Why Democracy?

Should you solve relationship problems with gifts?

So who is right in this situation? Can we ever reach an agreement if everyone in a relationship is either on one side or the other, and therefore will always be biased?

No matter who is at fault, if a couple cannot talk out their problems like mature adults, no matter how small or how petty, one of them needs to leave. … More Should you solve relationship problems with gifts?

Can One Person Make a Difference?

Originally Published 10/8/2016

I raised my hand, since I was sick and tired of hearing responses like that. I don’t recall exactly what I said when called on, but I’ll just fill in the gap with this:

“I sure think John Wilkes Booth made a difference.”

The room erupted in laughter. The boy from before chuckled, too. I shrugged and said, “No one said it had to be a good difference.”

That begs the question: is it just easier to do bad things than to do good things?  … More Can One Person Make a Difference?