Educational Evolution: An Overview of Allan Bloom’s Notorious Novel

Educational Evolution: An Overview of Allan Bloom’s Notorious Novel

Last semester I took a course called Birth of Learning. It was basically a philosophic attempt at understanding the evolution of educational practices in the West, starting with antiquity and ending on modern American school systems. I’ve always been extremely fascinated by education. Why it “works” for some and not for others? My professor asked [...]

Books Update

Books Update

Here is a little update on how my reading has been going so far for 2018: 10 months in and I am currently reading book 23. After having been in the reading slump for the past couple of years, this is a great achievement. My last book update was about 7 months ago in February. [...]

Dorian Gray

Dorian Gray

My reading has come along steadily. Much better than I anticipated. I know I am only 2 months into 2018, but so far I am averaging about 2 books a month. My most recently finished novel is “The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde. While studying in Ireland I felt it fitting to read [...]

Books 2018

Books 2018

While this is late, it is still valid in my mind nonetheless. This year, 2018, I am going to be reading, amongst other activities as I am studying abroad and turning 21 in May (finally). But books.. On the first of January, I reevaluated my situation of 2017, where I found myself barely reading or [...]

Green Roofs

Green Roofs

As you may have noticed, Rachel has taken over my blog for half of October. I hope the dreams haven’t creeped anyone out too much. I’ve become immune to their strangeness due to the fact that Rachel has been telling me her dreams as long as I can remember. There is a great possibility that [...]

Teeth

Teeth

a friend texted me this evening. she wrote  <I’ve been feeling very nostalgic lately> I told her I was nostalgic over the summer. which I was. This summer I spent much time in the car listening to songs, singing, and thinking. <it sucks; it’s sad> she said. me <sometimes I have dreams where I can [...]

Planted Trees

Planted Trees

To lose a tree is a very sorrowful thing. For all they do is grow and keep beings such as us healthy and strong. What would world be like with no tree? I read a story by Jean Giono, a famous French author, a fantastic inspiration. At each turn of the page in his short [...]