Article Breakdown: Blaming Reagan

Article Breakdown For: My students pay too much for college. Blame Reagan.

Article’s Main Point

“State support for higher education has steadily declined since Reagan” …therefore it’s Reagan’s fault? (implied by the title)

It’s interesting the way the writer worded  his argument in the article, because it does not actually reflect the title of the piece. I think that it might be fair (and true) to simply say that “State support for higher education has steadily declined since Reagan” but it’s harder to prove that he alone is to blame. Continue reading “Article Breakdown: Blaming Reagan”

2007 – Age 22

My pilgrammage to Ireland for the Brian Boru Harp.

So of course, a most exciting thing happened right away in 2007–I was headed to Ireland! I remember being pretty scared about going, but my brother chimed in with words of encouragement: “I’m jealous like a motherfucker that you get to live in the motherland.” Continue reading “2007 – Age 22”

2006 – Age 21

“It’s not a matter of IF I go to Ireland, it’s a matter of WHEN.”

I found a pile of papers in the filing cabinet from 2006. It’s kind of a hodgepodge. This is a hard post to write because I’m scanning my youth writings. I have pages of notes from my college days where I was making an early attempt to be a deep thinker. In retrospect it’s almost painful for me to see how immature I was, but sometimes I managed to surprise myself (today)… so here I go. Continue reading “2006 – Age 21”