I’m a College Student Against Free Tuition

The conversation surprised me a bit.

While discussing recent political events with a few coworkers, someone made this statement to me.

“I’m surprised you weren’t a Bernie Sanders fan.”

Bernie Sanders.jpg
Bernie Sanders

A little taken back, I replied, “because of his ‘Free College Tuition’ policy? Yeah no. I’m good with paying my own.”

“Oh? Why’s that?”

There are a many good reasons. Let’s start with the most important fact.
Continue reading “I’m a College Student Against Free Tuition”

America: The “god(less)” Nation?

Humans of New York (HONY) never ceases to intrigue me. HONY started as a photography project to photograph 10,000 New Yorkers out on the street and create a catalogue of the city’s inhabitants. It has now grown to be a huge page consisting of an immense library of photographs of New Yorkers with accompanying quotes from them.

I found this one particular post on their Facebook page quite interesting. At first glance you might think he is some kind of conspiracy theorist with crazy thoughts. And he might be.

Continue reading “America: The “god(less)” Nation?”

Independence Was Not Freedom

4th of July….one of my favorite times of year.

There have already been fireworks going off the past few days. I think people love going gungho even before the big finales on the 4th’s night. In the nights before you can see the little sparks of light that burst out here and there across the little valley around my house. I would love to be able to watch the 4th of July fireworks from atop a mountain vantage point (which is on my bucket list!)

One thing we often seem to forget though is what 4th of July is all about. It’s actually pretty easy to overlook what we celebrate the 4th for.

Continue reading “Independence Was Not Freedom”