White People, Don’t Worry

I have noticed that in response to the tragic shooting in Oregon earlier this week there has been a huge upswing in posts arguing in favor for gun regulations— memes, comments and photos of statistics.  I understand that hearing about 8 white people being murdered in Oregon is alarming and it feels close to home, … Continue reading White People, Don’t Worry

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A Violent Hope

Dear Barack Obama,   I watched your ten minute impassioned speech on youtube this evening in response to the recent tragic events — which has become all too common and all too cliche’d of an expression. You onerously uttered with the exasperation of a father who has lost hope, lost options and is beginning to … Continue reading A Violent Hope

Can Happy Movies Lead to Violence?

A lifetime ago or so I was a film student and a freshman in college, excited to earn my chops behind a camera and become a modern day story teller.  Although, I later rerouted my GPS and changed my studies to my first true love: philosophy, I did end up learning some interesting things about … Continue reading Can Happy Movies Lead to Violence?