Gray Clouds: Diagnosed and depressed in the Emerald City

Chapter VII: It was mid-January and I had returned to familiar territory: jobless and scrambling to put together enough income to make it another month.

Teachable Moments: The Fragility of Manhood

I'm roughly a third of the way through my TEFL Certification course with ITA. The course is designed to prepare students to teach English in a variety of classrooms, both traditional and nontraditional, as well as to work as a private tutor. As I read about different teaching philosophies and method, I can't help but think about … Continue reading Teachable Moments: The Fragility of Manhood

Why Do We Seek Labels?

How is it that a generation raised on “Be Yourself” entertainment is so obsessed with conforming to labels? How can we, on one hand, talk so much about how our race, gender and sexuality doesn’t define our potential and value, and then turn around and say without a trace of irony, “Oh, I’m a Cancer, that’s why I’m so emotional”? Why are we so in need of being sorted?

Sandy Hook Conspiracies and the Need for Order

Social networking is a miracle of technology, a tool of unprecedented global reach. Its power to connect is truly a wonder. Which is why it's so disheartening to see it used too frequently for the spread of misinformation and lies. Some of it is innocuous or so blatantly false that it barely warrants comment. But … Continue reading Sandy Hook Conspiracies and the Need for Order