New Men For A New Age: The Character Quietly Fighting Toxic Masculinity

So last night I watched the Disney movie Moana with my family. I know I’m a bit late to the party but hey, I eventually got to it. Now, I’m not a fan of Disney as a whole. I think the company is shady, they eat up independent media, and commoditize everything.  But since the… Continue reading New Men For A New Age: The Character Quietly Fighting Toxic Masculinity

Strangers From My Past and Climate Change Gratitude: College Adventures

High school for me, like many others was an underwhelming experience. I went there every day, I enjoyed some of my classes, I made some friends but most of all, I tried to be a successful student. For me, this often meant being in classes with mostly upperclassmen, and being fairly quiet and not talking… Continue reading Strangers From My Past and Climate Change Gratitude: College Adventures

The Best Formats for Enjoying Books

I had an interesting, albeit awkward, interaction earlier this week. A friend and I were walking around window shopping, I had just bought a lightly used book (by which I mean the previous owner used it to decorate a bookshelf and it had never been opened before) for $2.50, and we saw another bookstore, curious… Continue reading The Best Formats for Enjoying Books

Breakfast With Buddha, Book Review

Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo takes the idea of spiritual enlightenment and wraps it up into a nice little novel about a road trip and a midlife not-quite-crisis. The story is told from the perspective of Otto, a man traveling with his sister’s spiritual adviser, Volya Rinpoche,  across america to settle their parent’s estate. Summary will… Continue reading Breakfast With Buddha, Book Review