Screenshot of the aforementioned teacher taken from the comic in question. I’ve already linked it at the bottom of this post.

See, Unite(?)

“Viet Weekends,” a short comic by Thi Bui, describes her friend Christine Pham’s experiences in going to Vietnamese school and traditional American school concurrently. It’s a short-but-sweet story, showing snippets of Pham’s life and how it was affected by her weekends at Viet school. …


I chose this image of a pool because I really liked the perspective shot; it makes it seem like an incredibly long distance from one end to the other, and I feel that fits what I’m trying to say in this entry. Image credit: https://loscab.com/swim/

Question, Investigate

This entry’s a bit of a strange one, to put it plainly. I’m writing an analysis on a poem, which itself was inspired by an art piece. But I suppose the natural thing to do when something’s strange is to ask questions about it. …


Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/39747297@N05/5230326264

Unite, Disrupt

Haruki Murakami’s acceptance speech for the Jerusalem prize for the Freedom of the Individual in Society is a powerful use of his platform to spread an honest message of goodwill to others. The namesake of his speech is a metaphor of an egg against a wall that is…


Deep Dive, Unite/See

Mohja Kahf’s poem “My Grandmother Washes Her Feet in the Sink of the Bathroom at Sears” has an incredibly straightforward title. It’s about a rather singular experience of the poet’s, in which her grandmother washed her feet in a sink. …


Picture credit: SnappyGoat.com

Deep Dive: Disrupt

Recently, I watched the first episode and a half of the PBS docuseries “Hemingway.” I knew about the legendary author beforehand, but only bits and pieces, seeing as the only work of his I’ve read thus far is The Old Man and the Sea. I enjoyed that…


Picture credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/eliasroviello/43464129670

“Ozymandias” by Percy Bysshe Shelley is a famous poem detailing what has become of a once-great king’s legacy. The poem itself is brief yet impactful, but what caught my eye was an embed in the poem itself on the website I saw it on. The name Ozymandias was highlighted, and…


Image credit: Myself, minus the clock frame itself, which I took from a creative commons image

See

“To converse with the greats” by Vera Pavlova is a short but thought-provoking poem. So, me being me, instead of contributing anything intellectual to the poem’s message, I’m going to instead analyze a couple minor details of the way it’s written.

The poem is eight lines long, and each…


Image credit: Myself; this is a screenshot I took allll the way back in 2018, when the fabled “new Animal Crossing game” that people had hoped for was first announced. Little did we know how big it would end up being…

Unite and Question

Animal Crossing: New Horizons was the talk of the town when it released, especially because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A family-friendly source of escapism was just the thing most people needed to get their minds off the pandemic. Now, rather than fiddle with Zoom or other video…


Image credit: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2f/Dawn_in_the_Anthropocene.jpg I chose this image because it showed up when I searched “anthropocene”, and I thought the tires looked an awful lot like a bunch of circles, related to Doi’s work, if not as impactful.

Question

John Green is a pretty familiar name, especially to middle- and high-school students. His Crash Course videos are a bit of a favorite among teachers, especially since they span multiple subjects. But up until a little while ago, I had no idea that he had his own podcast.

The…


Picture credit (Creative Commons license): https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2Fthomashawk%2F28343832565&psig=AOvVaw0itTuTrybKrViejk3q9hWR&ust=1619381786361000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CAIQjRxqFwoTCJi8iLTZl_ACFQAAAAAdAAAAABAD

Disrupt

Ed Ruscha is an artist. His work varies greatly from piece to piece, but it all shares one common theme: curiosity. Really, it’s kinda mind-boggling how variable his style is, and yet how consistently interesting and thought-provoking Ruscha’s artwork is. …

AlexThinks

I try to, at least.

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