Monthly Archives: February 2013


“Ars gratia artis”

2017-02-03T02:25:24+00:00February 23rd, 2013|

The English translation is "art for art’s sake". This basically means art for no other purpose then art. It's not about making money, or being famous, it’s just something the artist loves to do. I am not an artist in the typical definition. I cannot draw (besides stick figures) and I don’t have a passion [...]


2017-02-03T02:25:24+00:00February 16th, 2013|

Eventually they wash away. The tide comes in and just like that there’s no trace they ever existed. The mark you left just seconds ago has vanished never to return. Every day thousands of people leave this earth and their footprints fade away with them, never to be seen again. Most people see footprints as [...]


2017-02-03T02:25:24+00:00February 9th, 2013|

Anagnorisis. That was the word used in the TED talk I was listening to on our teams drive back from Rhode Island. We had just lost two games in pretty convincing fashion and this TED talk was taking my mind off doing anything drastic at the wheel. (kidding/kind of) I love learning new words. When [...]


2017-02-03T02:25:24+00:00February 4th, 2013|

I think it had to be around 7th grade. I was sitting in Math class impatiently waiting for it to end, when my teacher dropped two bombshells on me. The first one was that we would be learning Algebra that week. Once letters started replacing numbers in equations I lost all interest in Math so [...]

Solitary Confinement

2017-02-03T02:25:24+00:00February 2nd, 2013|

I've been in solitary confinement before. The first time I experienced it was my junior year in high school. Most people feel that solitary confinement for even the most heinous individuals is a form of psychological torture. Activist groups say that it's inhumane. Those prisoners that experience it talk about how it can break a [...]