Month: July 2014

“Winning the internet” and how to resent much of the new online universe

Imagine if I’d elected as the tagline for this post: “If you don’t read this you’re probably wasting your life.” You’d likely think I was being an overdramatic jerk, but you might click on it...

/ July 29, 2014

Reflections after one year of writing on the internet

This week marks my blog’s one-year anniversary! After you’ve done anything for a year, you learn a thing or two about the right ways and the wrong ways of going about it. Before anything, I...

/ July 22, 2014

It’s not anti-semitic to oppose Israel’s bombardment of Gaza

In the last few days, more than 100 Palestinians – half of whom were women and children – have been killed by Israeli bombs. Eight hundred have been injured. Thousands of homes – homes! where...

/ July 12, 2014

Not getting blind drunk doesn’t make you boring

Every year lists come out comparing American institutes of higher learning. Schools are judged on every possible level: test scores, cafeteria quality, standard of living, graduation rate, availability of professors, athletic programs, and a bunch...

/ July 10, 2014

Thoughts from my mid-20s

I turned 25 last week. I’m neither thrilled nor disappointed. After 20, birthdays just sort of are. I don’t feel old at all, but I don’t feel especially young anymore either. It’s the feeling of...

/ July 3, 2014

Two sides to SCOTUS’s Hobby Lobby decision

Oh what a wonderland Facebook becomes in the aftermath of a Supreme Court decision! There have been a lot of angry reactions (and a few elated ones) to the Court’s 5-4 decision overruling the government...

/ July 1, 2014