At the risk of ending up on r/iamverysmart, I would like to preface this piece by explaining that I have always had a hard time living out of my head, and that I struggle constantly to force my brain into a state one might call “relaxation”. And recently, I have been taking great pains to force my spine to assert itself.
I haven’t been on here in forever because nothing much has been going on, and in any case I’ve been in a terrible mood the past few weeks so I haven’t felt like writing anything. To be perfectly honest, I totally forgot I even had this blog. But S. (yes, the S.) reminded me of it last week and I realised I should recommence to some small degree.
My parents moved to a “planned community”, in a “gentrifying” area of Delaware a few years ago. But it seems that none of the gentry received the plan. Continue reading “The Irksome Organisation Of Suburbia”
I have, for the past month or so, been relatively busy for the first time in quite a while. But now I can rant about wine for a while!
I must insert as a prolegomenon that I am, in fact, a devout Protestant, even though I break some rules as all who have been reading this may know. The aim here is to consider what exactly is going wrong in the Church, and why people are leaving it, based on an experience I had in Charleston. Continue reading “What’s Wrong With The Christian Church: Let’s Get Controversial”
Before I begin, I would like to announce that I have begun writing for The Canadian Daily, a popular news and opinion site on Canadian and international politics.
I have spent the majority of the past five years living in cities with very cold people, in which it is almost a crime to speak to anyone next to you if you don’t know him/her. And to be honest, I like that.
The moment I took a step southwards, everyone suddenly wanted to be my friend. Continue reading “Nosy People And The Citadel”
This week, my family travelled ten hours by car each way from Delaware to Charleston to see my sister at her military university.
In case you couldn’t tell, I’m the cultured, sensitive child in the family and she’s the tough one. Continue reading “Charleston, SC: The City Everyone Hates”
I have not posted in a while because I have been incredibly busy with this or that. And I’m also no longer in Germany, so here’s why. Continue reading “I Fell Off The Face Of The Earth And Landed In The USA: From DE to DE”
Benjamin Franklin is a man for whom I have the utmost respect and admiration. Ever since I was a young child, I have heard about him constantly and I read multiple books on him when I was very young. It helps that I came from a place near Philadelphia, the city in which he made his name. But how did this penniless young man rise to such intellectual heights, and how did he learn to write well? Continue reading “Benjamin Franklin’s Writing Course, And Pëter The Great In Verse”
On this sunny Monday I decided to get some fresh air and inspect the remains of a few empires which exist only in history books. Continue reading “Monuments To Three Dead Empires”