What Do We Do Now?

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  I’m giving you the opportunity, right now, to stop reading this. If you, like me, have been feeling overwhelmed and possibly bitter with the recent presidential election, and you would prefer not to think about it right now, now is your chance to stop reading. Let me start by saying that at its bare political philosophy, America is a great country, with the possibility of equal opportunity for all, even if this country is…

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A Reflection on the Spirit of Thanksgiving

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As the cloud of emotions from last week’s election starts to clear, we begin to move into the holiday season. No matter what side of the political spectrum you fall on, we can all agree that the past few weeks, even the past few months, have taken a lot out of us. This election has been draining for everyone. It has been hateful, and it has been emotional. The negativity that has been seeping from…

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Hamilton and History

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So much has been written about the Broadway megahit Hamilton: An American Musical that it seems almost impossible to break new ground on the subject. Nevertheless, I am going to contribute to the growing number of articles and posts devoted to the groundbreaking musical. Hamilton certainly deserves its hype: the musical is revolutionary (pun intended) for its complex lyrics, assimilation of contemporary music into theater, diverse cast, and relation to current issues. My interest in…

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