Recently, I wrote a short piece for the Saint Louis Chess Club as part of their scholastics program on a few lessons that I've learned from teaching. You can check it out here.
Amidst the explosion of readership and shares, I decided to respond to some of the comments and share some personal stories of those who struggled at Truman. I think this may clear up some of the things that I had stated in the original letter. Although I have left the university, I am still actively trying to support efforts to reform the policy as well as student mindset. Just as mental illness has no single cause, there is no single person or variable we can point fingers at. This must be a collective effort from students and family, faculty, administrators, and alumni alike. I'm just hoping that action can be taken sooner, rather than later.
Please also read: re: A Mental Prison To the reader: I wrote the majority of this essay before I left the university after my Spring 2018 semester. I was asked my opinion on how the school could better address the existing and largely ignored stresses of being a student at Truman State University. However, as… Continue reading A Mental Prison
The release of the Light Phone 2 generated a conversation about just how important our phones are to us. In today's world, we almost seem to live through our phones instead of with them. With the second iteration in the Light Phone line, the minds behind the concept attempted to sell us a life free from constant distractions from our lives due to social media through our phones. However, its flawed execution and ridiculous price made the idea seem questionable.
read first: Harder Ways: Introduction first, a conclusion This essay is the final installment in the series "Harder Ways", the trilogy I began about a month ago with the central theme revolving around being intentional with your life. Even though you might opt for a more difficult one, exchanging effort and hard work rewards you with… Continue reading Harder Ways: Running Away