The weirdness history contains (WWI edition)

For history class this year, I'm taking European history. In August, we started at the Black Plague, and now we're talking about the Cold War. Over those seven hundred-ish years span of time, there have been three specific times in class that I remember when we learned about huge stories in history that either happened… Continue reading The weirdness history contains (WWI edition)

I try my hand at black out poems

The "yes, we're sinking" poem is called "Overheard on the Titanic," and it's by Austin Kleon. He's very arguably the person who made blackout poems the thing they are today. A while back, I did a post of some awesome poems I found online (mainly by him), but today's post is of some that I… Continue reading I try my hand at black out poems

When I’m asked what I want to be when I grow up

The question "What do you want to be when you grow up?" used to be asked by adults as a bad ice-breaker, but now I'm at the age when it's turning into (if it hasn't already) a question that they're actually expecting an answer from. At this point, how I respond to that question usually… Continue reading When I’m asked what I want to be when I grow up

Sweet sixteens and other rites of passage

Tomorrow is my sixteenth birthday(!!!) As it always is for me, it's exciting and strange to be turning another age. This time, with all the created hype around this specific number, it's a little more crazy. I've always somewhat subconsciously and somewhat jokingly kept a list of rites of passage in my head, and turning… Continue reading Sweet sixteens and other rites of passage