A Southern Autumn

I’ve lived in Georgia and Alabama since 1974. I was nine when we moved here during Christmas break. I want to describe life here, so people who don’t live here won’t think we’re all uneducated hicks…then again maybe you will, but if you do, I can tell you with certainty that we don’t care. I’ve …

Only. Skin. Deep.

A few years ago, I boarded a plane heading to a small American college-town. It was my first time in the United States, and I was starting my freshman year at a prominent institution of higher learning I will call Undisclosed University. I had traveled from my country of birth to Chicago, where I spent …

The Season

“Omigod, Brianna, my neighbours have an inverted Christmas tree just like this one! Who do they think they are?””I know. Some people just try to be different for the sake of being different. It’s totally stupid.” Drop Dead Gorgeous dvdrip “Seriously.”

Common Sense: Not So Common After All

According to…someone…we are all born with an innate “common sense.” I disagree. Common sense is about as common as snow in the desert. And, given the world around us, it’s not hard to understand why. It never ceases to amaze me how, well – stupid – our society has become. The more I observe people, …

First the Gipper, Now the Gypper

The military establishment’s influence on US foreign policy. President Ronald Reagan may have realized at an early age that the popular saying “Speak softly and carry a big stick, you will go far”, a quotation attributed mainly to Theodore Roosevelt, could form the basis for a successful public life as he appears to have carried …

Natasha From Russia

When you’re privileged enough to attend a top-tier American university such as Duke, losing sight of the fact that your fate may have been different often comes with the package. Strutting to class in a pair of pricey high heels to hear well-paid professors talk and relaxing afterwards with a glass of pinot grigio at …