More interesting questions to ask your friends

I thought it would be a good time for this post with school starting and more opportunities to talk to people. Ahah, just kidding. I'm doing this because it felt like a very doable post to write. Oh, and I also realized that if you're doing online, you probably have the same amount of opportunities… Continue reading More interesting questions to ask your friends

High school advice from extremely competent seniors

When life gives you senior year in high school, create as many blog posts as you can out of it. Aha, just kidding (not really), but I do want to write a few so that there's a record of what this year was like for me and my friends: what was going on in our… Continue reading High school advice from extremely competent seniors

I strongly believe that everyone has a superpower

I define superpower as something that's inherently part of you. It's not a skill that was learned. And it's different from talent. Many times talent is paired with hard work, but hard work can't be paired with a superpower. Well, I guess you could, but it would be pretty strange. You'll see what I mean.… Continue reading I strongly believe that everyone has a superpower

So I don’t know how you’ve been feeling about the news, but

These past two weeks, the breakdown of what my friends and I have been texting about would be 15% Jonathan's new job at a boba shop, 5% Tiktoks, 20% miscellaneous, and 60% the news. We've been talking a lot about the police, the protests, and racism. It's as if around one or two o'clock most… Continue reading So I don’t know how you’ve been feeling about the news, but

Three stories of people being absolute legends

Andrew Carnegie In 1898, Spain and America signed the Treaty of Paris of 1898 and ended the Spanish-American War. (Well, we call it the Spanish-American War in the US, but "a more accurate name would be the Spanish-Cuban-Puerto Rican-Philippine-American War.") Also, why are so many treaties in US history signed in Paris? Two others I… Continue reading Three stories of people being absolute legends

Guys, these are my thoughts on retrospectiveness

In War and Peace, Tolstoy writes about the "law of retrospectiveness...which makes all the past appear a preparation for the subsequent facts." By the way, retrospectiveness is not a real word. Sorry, I guess you don't have the same clout that Shakespeare has, Tolstoy. Wait, did I just copy it down weirdly?? Ugh, there's no… Continue reading Guys, these are my thoughts on retrospectiveness

Three things that help me actually like reading the Bible

1) The Bible Project My first experience with the Bible Project was being shown their animated cartoon+handwriting videos by teachers in church and in school (if you're like, isn't that illegal?, don't worry---my teachers are law-abiding citizens, it's because I go to a private school). screengrab of the Leviticus video They have these overview videos… Continue reading Three things that help me actually like reading the Bible