Picture Something: Self(ie) Help

   Twentysomethings are associated with many ideas and trends, but none is more ubiquitous than the selfie:  the often maligned, yet still ever-present camera self-portrait.  They’re on Facebook.  They’re on Twitter, and you’d better bet they’re on Instagram.  (Yep,  I checked.  There are currently 45,359,032* public posts tagged with the term “selfie” on Instagram.  Forty-five million. … Continue reading

Question Something: The Dreaded Q

When you’re unemployed, there’s probably one question you dread most (well, except for those pesky interview questions):  “So, what are you doing now?” In most circumstances, this question, or the q, is an innocent inquiry meant to facilitate smalltalk and prevent awkward silences.  It’s like a more personal version of, “How’s the weather?” or, “How ’bout … Continue reading

Question Something: What is Peace?

On Tuesday night, while watching President Obama address the nation about the crisis in Syria, I felt a sudden sense of déjà vu.  Like I had seen, or heard this type of speech before: (President George W. Bush issues an ultimatum to Saddam Hussein, March 17, 2003). Many… (President Bill Clinton addresses the Kosovo intervention, … Continue reading