Am I just lucky? Am I a good communicator who manages partner expectations? …Or am I dumb and naive? Still, I don’t wait to be turned into a victim, nor do I try to turn my partners into demons.
I’m not sure what to make of the #metoo movement. I write some things in private logs, but I’ll share a little snippet here because it’s relevant. I once had a part-time job at a renaissance festival from age 18-22. I have a lot of stories and fond memories from that place, and I hope to share them with you sometime. However, I will say this about the sexual climate at fest: Continue reading “Not #metoo”
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”
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”
“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”