A Clean Window

Expository writing, by its very nature, is the most difficult of all writing. Words are innacurate symbols to capture the truth that exposition requires. Exposition should capture something and place it before your eyes, and make you see it the same way the writer saw...

Symbols about Symbols

Humans are symbolic creatures. In fact, we are the only symbolic creatures. That’s what makes us human. We use symbols to communicate ideas to each other. I’m using symbols to communicate ideas about symbols to you right now. Pretty meta. So we use symbols...

Creativity and the Changing World

This Ted Talk is about the need to change the school curriculum to prepare students for the world that is rapidly changing because of technology. The public school curriculum was originally created to prepare people for industrial work, but now that the Industrial Age...

iPhones, Machetes and Baseball Bats

Like the iPhone, many objects have effects far more dangerous than that of a single machete simply by their manufacturing process. Creating disposable containers out of non-biodegradable plastic is not a good idea, and is one of many examples of a lack of foresight...
Why Hair Jewelry Is Creepy

Why Hair Jewelry Is Creepy

People want to remember their deceased loved ones. This is why people would keep locks of hair in necklaces. But now we have pictures and videos to remember dead relatives, so hair lockets aren’t as necessary as they used to be. Death masks would preserve a dead...
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