Ode to a Blank Canvas (freestyle)

Once I saw a blank canvas, It made my eyes melt so, I shot a man in New Jersey, Just to see him go. Twice, upon a moon I gazed, A woman in a red dress, Harkened with two Dunkin’ Glazed. It happened during Bob Dylan’s song, The cannon’s fire was strong, The darkness never…

Life is paradoxical. So am I.

Any coming-of-age story involves some form of discord between the protagonist and their parents. It’s part of an archetype that exists because it portrays a common phenomenon with which is universally identified. For example, in The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, one of the top-selling coming-of-age stories ever, much of Holden Caufield’s internal…

I listen to Drake, and that’s okay

So, after a few weeks of research I recently bought a pair of studio-monitor headphones — the Audio-Technica ATH-M50‘s, and I have to say I’m in love with them. After a quite tedious 6 hours of taking the SAT on Saturday, I had a free day. Eager to test my new headphones out, I retreated into…

why my shirt has no pocket

It’s October 1st, and though the North Carolina weather may not be on par with the date, the resonance of fall is definitely in the air. It’s also Tuesday — my least favorite day of the week. I’m wearing my one-and-only Polo Ralph Lauren button-up shirt to work today, because it’s Tuesday and I’m trying to survive this.…

College

Throughout my lifelong journey to determine what I want to do and who I want to be, I’ve encountered a question that drives everyone close to me completely bananas. “What if I don’t go to college?” Education thus far for me has been anything but exciting and challenging as advertised, and has continuously done nothing…