Category Life Philosophy

“Kids These Days”: Some Thoughts on Progress, Societal Change, and Generational Pushback.

Victor Hugo once said, “The brutalities of progress are called revolutions. When they are over we realize this: that the human race has been roughly handled, but that it has advanced.” The study of human progress, of societal change, and generational difference and antipathy is one I’ve been considering a great deal recently. Why does […]

“Give these Kids and Me the Brand New Century”: The Power of Internet Friendships

YA author and Youtuber John Green says a lot of smart things, but the following quote is one of my absolute favorites: “I dislike the phrase “Internet friends,” because it implies that people you know online aren’t really your friends, that somehow the friendship is less real or meaningful to you because it happens through […]

Oceans of Grief, Flames of Hope

This is another personal post, but with some thoughts I felt should be shared. As I mentioned in my last post, March is a difficult month for me, and today is the hardest. In the back of my mind, I knew the 10th anniversary of losing my dad was going to be hard, but I […]

Les Mis Redux: Finding My Voice

This is a bit more of a personal post than usual, but it is also one I feel very compelled to write, one of those moments when if I don’t get the words down on the page, my soul feels stuck . I’ve been thinking about this post for a few days, but due to […]

If/Then, Idina Menzel, and the Power of our Choices

This past Sunday, my lovely roommate and I went to see the pre-Broadway preview of the new musical If/Then here in DC, where the show is making a test run before it heads to NYC in March. The show stars Idina Menzel of Wicked and RENT fame, in her first stage performance since Wicked itself, […]