Notes on the state of history

Martin Niemöller’s poem is recited in times of strife to remind us about our collective responsibility to stand up to hatred. First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was … Continue reading Notes on the state of history

The Future of History: The Impending Reality of An Alternative Past

Political divisions were once all about spin. When presented with specific facts, polls or data sets, each Party created messaging most suitable to their base. And so the pendulum of political debate swung in a predictable pattern based on a commentary war. And while the Left and the Right still differentiate themselves based on created … Continue reading The Future of History: The Impending Reality of An Alternative Past

Relief

Twisted fates met broken hopes And gated dreams. As they marched in with a patchwork quilt of stars. They stormed in with self-lit lamps That brightened their own ideals, Into deserts and into seas. Passed the wailing cries of antiquity. Passed the crescent moon’s true light. A star misplaced. Brightening its own constellation while dimming … Continue reading Relief

Pacific

Freedom held in hands, Slipping through, While molded and made. Destiny. Destiny. Destiny. Hope found in sunrays, Piercing through, So embraced and wanted. Destiny. Destiny. Destiny. Pictures held close, Made eternal. Replicated in smiles on that lonely walk Years removed. Something reached for but never grasped. Something permanently obsolete. Something hauntingly necessary. Destiny. Destiny. Destiny. … Continue reading Pacific

The Art of Being Liberal: Why the liberal art perspective is essential today

I did not realize after signing up to be a history major that I would spend the better part of my undergraduate career justifying the liberal arts.  Classmates, family, and the random stranger on the bus detail the lack of “practice skills” and “job security” that comes with such a “hipster” degree.  As if my … Continue reading The Art of Being Liberal: Why the liberal art perspective is essential today

SOCIAL, SAVVY, SWEET: A Millennial Girl’s Journey in a Little Bit of Everything

You don't have to look far to hear critiques of 20-somethings in the 21st Century; Millennials are constantly painted as entitled, narcissistic and lazy.  Products of a 'Me Me Me' generation. Definable by 140 characters or less. But that is exactly the problem with such critiques - American Millennials are not definable.  And our communication … Continue reading SOCIAL, SAVVY, SWEET: A Millennial Girl’s Journey in a Little Bit of Everything