KYRGIOS’ TOP OPPONENT

I am not a sports person. Despite having the rules of many games- cricket, basketball, and soccer explained to me several times, I am still profoundly confused about how it all works. Although I have teams, I support due to my family’s allegiances, I have hardly watched any games. However, once a year, tennis consumes my life. Each year, I tune into the Australian Open, … Continue reading KYRGIOS’ TOP OPPONENT

POLITICAL INSTABILITY- IS GOD TO BLAME?

TUMULTUOUS TIMES On November 8th, 2016, Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States. Many people did not think that Trump would reach the presidency, and once he did, most, including myself, felt that it would quickly result in catastrophe. As President Trump settled into the office, I gradually calmed. Still, when one looks at the political situation and escalating tensions created … Continue reading POLITICAL INSTABILITY- IS GOD TO BLAME?

FRANKENSTEIN AND THE IMAGE OF GOD

It sounds like the beginning to a bad joke. What do you get when Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Shelley take a Swedish holiday? Apparently, you get a literary masterpiece. A competition between the three Romantic authors sparked the creation of the well-known classic, Frankenstein. Mary Shelley, the winner of this auspicious competition was just eighteen years old when the gothic horror was … Continue reading FRANKENSTEIN AND THE IMAGE OF GOD

PERSONALITY PANDEMIC

Narcissism In 1979, Christopher Lasch eerily predicted the reality we now find ourselves in. He wrote that the “proliferation of visual and auditory images in a ‘Society of Spectacle’… encouraged a similar kind of preoccupation with self.” Lasch observed that people were responding to others as though “…their actions were simultaneously transmitted to an unseen audience or stored up for close scrutiny…”. Twenty years before … Continue reading PERSONALITY PANDEMIC

NIKOLA TESLA- THE INVENTOR TIME FORGOT

The ship pulls into port and a man full of world-changing ideas steps into New York. The year is 1884, and Nikola Tesla has left Serbia to chase opportunity. His past is not perfect- he never graduated from university and he has cut off his family to ensure they never find out, he has suffered a nervous breakdown and, to many around him, seems completely … Continue reading NIKOLA TESLA- THE INVENTOR TIME FORGOT

HISTORY HAS ITS’ EYES ON YOU

The Edge of Glory In 2015 the Broadway musical ‘Hamilton’ took the world by storm. The musical focuses on the life of Alexander Hamilton, one of America’s founding fathers. Hamilton fought as a general in the American Revolutionary War and served as George Washington’s right-hand man. Hamilton eventually goes on to establish America’s national bank but dies still in his prime. Throughout the first act … Continue reading HISTORY HAS ITS’ EYES ON YOU