August 15, 2019

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The National Anthem began to play. It was over 13 years ago at a New York Yankees baseball game and I was chowing down on my ice cream. My grandpa looked over at me, snapped his fingers and motioned to stand and put my hand on my heart. I didn’t...

May 8, 2019

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”

When Plato said this, he captured one of the profound truths of human nature:  

When we are relaxed, we reveal who we truly are.

We all have friends with whom we feel completely at e...

January 19, 2019

“We hold these Truths to be Self Evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator, with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

The United States was founded on the principle that every...

January 8, 2019

Heroes are always something of a myth. This is mostly because it's hard to find as grand and glorious people as the heroes we read about in fairytales or Greek mythology. People we meet every day tend to fall a thousand times short of mythology's hero mark. 

Yet od...

December 17, 2018

“If the purpose of  learning is to score well on a test, we’ve lost sight of the real reason for learning.” (Jeannie Fullbright)

From the beginning of time, people have been learning. Man learned to hunt so that he could survive. He learned to skin the hide of an animal...

December 12, 2018

In our world, so many ideas are shared and communicated. All day, every day, we see opposing ideas listed one after another as we scroll through our social media feed; people we don’t even know are professing their beliefs to us. There’s a pressure for us to react to t...

December 10, 2018

You can sleep with a gun…When you gonna wake up and fight?

I chose not to go to college and, to toot my own horn, I have gotten far beyond what a degree would have provided me through my own drive, hustle, and integrity. My life isn’t easy; it’s not supposed to be. I ma...

November 20, 2018

We ask each other a lot of questions throughout the course of a day, many of them in an effort to better connect with each other. By far, one of the most frequently asked questions must be “What are you watching?”. Twenty years ago it was “What are you reading?”. I thi...

October 17, 2018

Some things are just undeniable. For instance, Netflix is an amazing service that has brought to our screens some of the greatest TV shows ever produced and given us a chance to see some of the most critically-acclaimed films. However, in a human world there is no such...

October 10, 2018

I seriously do not think there is anything more frustrating than engaging in an argument or discussion with college students. As a junior in college, I have now somewhat resigned myself to the fact that I am basically at a school for the deaf. Nearly every class I atte...

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