Developing an ethical framework isn’t easy. Keeping it is just as hard, if not more so. Some people use their gut instinct to choose the right course of action. Others rationalize their decisions by telling themselves that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. But like many of us, I… Continue reading My Personal Ethical Framework
This article on non-combat PTSD is the latest update in what I feel is one of my most poignant works to date. While the sources are still outdated, the content is still relevant, and I tailored the article to be more SEO-friendly. Click here to read the original in its entirety. Some news outlets and tech… Continue reading PTSD doesn’t just happen in the front lines
I regard my article on Non-Combat PTSD, my poem, and my short story as my best “published” work to date. However, I sometimes include my undergrad take on the April 2000 Salon article about international differences of gender equality. At the time, I did not understand feminism as much as I do now. But I… Continue reading Gender Equality with “Under the Veils in Casablanca”
I wrote Brandman and Beyond as a capstone essay to what I learned as an undergraduate of Applied Communications. After reflecting upon it, this is what I wrote as a follow up. What Lies Beyond Brandman University Brandman University defines a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Studies as “a degree that is ideal for those who… Continue reading What lies beyond Brandman University?
A Critical Reflection on my academic experience at Brandman University Introduction George Washington said, “Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.” When I was younger, I must admit I didn’t have much discipline to continue anything, whether it was a job,… Continue reading Brandman and Beyond
This is a poem I wrote expressing most of the feelings I felt as a military veteran. It does not touch on the more dire aspects of “the life,” such as PTSD (I wrote an article about this) or suicide (I plan to write an article on this). But it does reveal the mundane but… Continue reading Post military life
This is a story I had brewing in my head for quite some time. I’ve always loved this genre and would someday like to either write for a fantasy video game or some other media company or perhaps write a book of my own. So here I am, face to face with what looks to… Continue reading A Conjuring Conundrum
This is a sketch comedy script I wrote that displays the heightened tension that one may face during one of the most stressful of events-the job interview. Taking inspiration from my own anxieties during many of my failed interviews, this provides both a catharsis for me and hopefully a chuckle or two for the audience… Continue reading The Job Interview
This is a brief analysis on one of my favorite movies of all time, Amelie. I’ll explain how the main character qualifies as a Manic-Pixie-Dream-Girl and how it reveals the stark differences between European and American cinema, specifically with regards to sexuality. Click here to watch.
This is a very short video project I made about the impact of digital technology in entertainment. I briefly discussed the history of the evolution of entertainment media, its current state, and what the future will hold for us as media consumers. Click here to listen