Change Is Fueled By Creativity

creative story

The antidote to problems with the established social order is creativity. The ability to imagine the world we live in a completely new way is what we need to fuel positive change.   That is why creativity and the powerful ability to think critically is systematically being bleached out of our education system and, if the […]

The United States Of Dorian Gray

Picture of Dorian Gray

Dorian Gray is the handsome young protagonist in Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray.  Dorian is given eternal youth by placing his suffering and stress into a portrait and magically sparing himself the toll of his indulgences.   Without experiencing the due rigor for his gluttony, Dorian embarks on a crazy course of consumption, which […]

"After You Die" by Rakim Deserves a Deeper Exploration

Rakim A Deeper Exploration

The beat of hip-hop has long served as a soundtrack for cities across the US and around the world, inspiring young people and creating a subculture that affects everything from fashion to politics. Ask any hip hop fanatic about Rakim and they will tell you that hip-hop would not have had the same impact without […]

Game Of Thrones And The Cycle Of Death Part II

Games of Thrones

When speaking to someone recently who is a big Game of Thrones enthusiast, I asked what draws people so much. She replied that it is about power; almost everyone thinks they deserve to sit on the Iron Throne. Game of Thrones and the Cycle of Death and Power The pursuit of power, a central theme […]

Goodreads Giveaway For Academic Betrayal For July

I would like to let everyone know that my book Academic Betrayal: The Bullying of a Graduate Student is currently available for a Goodreads Giveaway. I will be giving away 8 FREE copies. Sign up as soon as you can because the giveaway ends on July 27th. To participate, simply click the link below: Win […]

Game of Thrones And The Cycle of Death Part I

Game of Thrones 1

It seems like the whole world is captivated by Game of Thrones, George RR Martin’s fantasy saga The Song of  Ice and Fire and the TV series that it has inspired. At least many of my friends are and they have encouraged me to watch the show. After having seen most of the episodes, I can understand some […]