The Poetry of Wendell Berry

2017 has been strange for me, because I have more time on my hands than I did when I was in college. Where I had spent much of 2012-2016 either in school or doing homework (or probably should have been, at least), now I have a full-time job and am not currently in school. I can leave …

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Be Someone: Lessons from Hurricane Harvey

This past half-week has been, needless to say, life-altering for millions of people along the Texas Gulf Coast. On Friday, Hurricane Harvey hit the Corpus Christi-Rockport area as a Category 4 hurricane, with winds flattening towns and leaving many homeless. Then on Saturday, the same beast, now a tropical storm, plastered the greater Houston area, …

Together Strong: A Brief Review of the Planet of the Apes Reboot Franchise

Most people who know me know that I love movies and that I also love writing reviews for movies. So far: I've written one for Hacksaw Ridge and Silence, both starring Andrew Garfield. I very much hope to write even more reviews on a variety of different movies as time goes on. My most recent movie …

Why I’m Fasting This Inauguration Day (And Possibly for all the Future ones to Come)

I'm holding off a school assignment by writing this right now, so I'll make this short. These past few months, regardless of where one stands politically, have left a rather bitter taste in all our mouths. The obnoxious talking heads of cable news that I used to be able to flip the channel to ignore …

Lema Sabachthani: A Rough Review of Silence

A couple months ago, I blogged about the movie Hacksaw Ridge, in which Andrew Garfield (whom you may also know from The Amazing Spider-Man or The Social Network) played a Christian and pacifist soldier/medic/actual historical figure named Desmond Doss during World War II. Coincidentally, he also happens to have the lead role in this next movie I'd like to …