February 6, 2018

In an increasingly anti-intellectual political climate, it is more important than ever for us to read books. 

While there are millions of pages of words available online, it is becoming more difficult every day to cut through the clutter, the clickbait, and the falsehoo...

September 25, 2017

When I was a kid, I didn’t get Ticonderoga pencils very often.

The reality is that my mom usually couldn’t afford Ticonderoga pencils. Instead, I got whatever was cheapest. It makes sense, really. When pot roast is a treat rather than a regular dinner, it seems foolish...

June 29, 2017

Once upon a time, I believed in the American Dream. 

In fact, I once believed myself to be living proof that it existed. I bought into the notion that if one worked hard enough, one could be upwardly mobile no matter the adversity they faced. I thought that the only lim...

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