The July before my sixth-grade year—that strange ugly void between child and adolescent, discomfort and confidence, no and yes—my family went to Austin, TX to visit my aunt, uncle, and two cousins. I don’t remember whether we were there for the 4th of July or not, though the sense of...
“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” —Socrates I used to get bored at school. A lot. I had problems sitting still and not talking to my classmates when I should have been listening. An antsy kid with a hyperactive mind, I would finish...
“We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.” -Stephen King I’ve never been all that interested in horror movies, which might seem an odd way to introduce an issue that revolves almost entirely around such films. Growing up in a devoutly religious family, I wasn’t really...