The Problem with YA Fiction: Relationships

A few days ago I came across this post on Dreamy Reads, which details some of the problems with YA fiction. She mentions love triangles and everyone having a boyfriend/girlfriend by the end of a book/series, and getting treated like you're weird if you don't have one by a certain age. I, of course, added … Continue reading The Problem with YA Fiction: Relationships

“Let’s Get Rid of the Humanities!”

This afternoon, I was sitting in my only class of the semester (The Vonnegut Aesthetic, which reminds me, I still have to write those Vonnegut posts...sigh), and my teacher brought up things that would make Kurt Vonnegut angry in the modern world. Vonnegut, if you didn't know, passed away in April 2007, so he missed … Continue reading “Let’s Get Rid of the Humanities!”

An Open Letter to Retail Customers

Dear Customer, Have you ever stopped to consider that the person on the other side of the counter is a living, breathing human, with thoughts and feelings of their own, and they were not created to serve your every whim? The old saying of "The Customer is Always Right" is┬ánot an excuse to bully, belittle, … Continue reading An Open Letter to Retail Customers