I have always been a politically oriented person. I was in sixth grade during the 2000 election. That sparked my interest. By the 2004 election, I was writing a political column for my high school newspaper. In 2010, I ran for my local school board and lost (too young; to liberal). I express my opinions best in writing. So here are a few.
Please Take My Guns
This piece is a reaction to the July 20th Aurora, Colorado Theater Shootings. I live a hour north of where the shootings took place. I had a surprising strong reaction to the events–it felt like another Columbine to me. Anyway, this piece takes into account the gun debate and the culture of Colorado as a whole.
My mind is wired to see social structures. I can look at a group of people and identified the power structure quite easily. In this piece, I compare the communities of the two cities that I have lived in. It is, at the same time, a very personal piece about belonging.