Let’s Get Specific

I think it’s time for me to start taking my writing to the next level. I’ve generally thought of myself as a good writer, but throughout the course of this class, I’ve started to feel like I’m not as good as I might think. I’ll consistently get a B on work I would consider A+…

A bit of a rant

Photo ©2012 by Tax Credits [CC-by-2.0] What social class am I? I suppose I can compare myself very much well to Lucinda Rosenfield and her life as a teenager. My family is certainly not the wealthiest, but neither do we have to worry about where our next meal is going to come from.We try to save money…

Division

It’s going to be weird not having Barack Obama as POTUS. I mean, he’s been president half of my life, and president for more than half of what I can remember. But, life goes in and I’m glad he was my President for so long. I genuinely feel like he did a good job over…

Cynicism

You know, I’m kinda surprised lately with how cynical I’ve been about things. It’s not so much about everything, mostly about things I see on the internet. It’s like, as soon as I see a feel good story on Twitter or a video of some youtuber telling their subscribers to “Stay positive!” and “Be happy!”,…

What Does It Mean For a Story to Matter?

  I’ve grown up around stories my whole life. With the family I have, you’re bound to have some great ones, and my mom and grandma are like the family history books. Living with both of them has given me a wealth of stories to remember fondly. I’ve heard countless snippets of daily life, tales…

Poem

What does this poem even mean? Honestly, sometimes I feel like poets simply string a a bunch of words together in a weird combination to create something “deep” or “new” or “interesting.” Watch as I create a new poem.   The swaying arrow of time , Passing through the window of my gentrified soul, Caresses…

Self-assurance

People always say that my feet look weird. And yes, that might be true, but I don’t really care. I love my feet, and you want to know why? Because they’re mine. My feet are a part of me, and I they’re the only feet I’m going to have and the only feet I’m meant…

A Good Loser and a Good Winner

We recently read an article in Mr. Z’s class about what the loser of the election should do. This article was mad pre-election, so it was probably aimed toward Trump, but it applies for this result as well. That writer said that the loser needs to accept the result and allow a peaceful transfer of…