Poverty in modern America can understood as a new type of subculture. Through the use of pop culture, ideologies based upon strength in hardship and glamour through material fronting have developed a different face for modern Americans. A feeling of … Continue reading Poverty and Subculture
“Spirits put me into a walking stupor. A real life lucid dream. I’m not dangerous….just sleeping while upstanding. A gleaming soothsayer with red cheeks and mundane reality.” – The Machinator “Just woke up from a sideways sleep. Blue moon passing … Continue reading Scraps
I. Introduction Why is school so boring? This is the ubiquitous question that has nagged at school-aged children ever since the inception of the now archaic Prussian system of standardized education. (“Why Is The United States Still Using The Prussian … Continue reading Interest Oriented Education: Death to Standardized Education
One of the major innovations in music since the late 20th century has been the advent of a new type of music, called “electronic music”. Electronic music developed parallel to other genres of music in the past, especially rock and … Continue reading History of Electronic Music Since 1970
The use of traditional leadership concepts in the modern Navy is a flawed idea. The Navy no longer utilizes a traditional structure; it’s now structured around a business model. During the Navy’s inception, leadership was a quality found in a … Continue reading Tradition and Leadership in the Navy
James Anybody is a short story/poem compiled from writings I did between the ages of 16 and 23. Rose and the Thornbush One day a rose bloomed in a thornbush. The rose was too beautiful for the thorns to understand…so … Continue reading James Anybody
Abstract The purpose of this research is to identify a connection between Problem-Focused Coping and Openness to Experience. Problem-Focused Coping is a coping style formulated from a cluster of responses on the Brief COPE that is characterized by actively working to confront negative thoughts and experiences. Openness to Experiences is the dimension of the Big Five Index that is closely related to intelligence and creativity. The research will involve the administration of Brief COPE and Big Five Index measures to voluntary participants gathered from TUJ’s First-Year Writing Program. The responses related to Problem-Focused Coping and Openness to Experience will be … Continue reading The Connection Between Problem-Focused Coping and Openness to Experience
Introduction Below is a conversation I had on Facebook with a former friend. I had noticed many narcissistic traits throughout our friendship, but I always let them slide. This conversation was simply the straw that broke the camel’s back. I … Continue reading Conversation With A Narcissist
I was never stationed on a carrier or a submarine, so I only dealt with “Nukes” (Navy Nuclear Engineers) while on liberty. The impression that I gleaned from these encounters was a sailor that was either very arrogant or completely burnt out. I spent many nights at “sailor town” bars and had many awkward encounters. I once told by one Nuke that I would never get paid as much as him; the lack of social awareness was astounding. In another instance a sailor stated: “we’re Nukes, we’re smarter than you”, while leaving a bar. There were exceptions though; one of … Continue reading How Are Navy Nukes Viewed In The Navy?
Well, life was a struggle for a long time. From 6th to 7th grade I was bullied so much for my weight that I developed body dysmorphia, which lasted until my mid-twenties. Over time I learned to accept that my … Continue reading What Happened to the Weird Kid From High School?