Still Proud to be an American (And Other Rambling Thoughts Inspired by the 4th of July)

July 4th was three days ago. I generally consider myself a very patriotic person but objectively speaking it's a weird time to be an American. Things happen, almost everyday now, that I'm not proud of. Leaders, or future leaders, of our country say things that I'm not proud of. But I will always be proud to be…

On The Importance of Having Friends That are Very Different from You

One of the best thing you can do for yourself is to be friends with people who have vastly different stories than you. It makes your conversations more interesting, your connection more real, and opens your mind to worlds of possibilities that you have no means of reaching on your own. This realization came to me…