Educated Guesses

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Terrorism Reimagined

I am a sophomore at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky, which is the first interracial and coeducational institution in the south, and also the alma mater of Dr. Carter G. Woodson.  I major in African and African American Studies and Spanish. This weekend I had an opportunity to travel with the department to Montgomery, Alabama. Our journey to Montgomery was two-fold. Besides being a key city in...

Living abroad has given me a newfound appreciation for my senator Rand Paul

Cutting through the noise and chatter that has become a characteristic feature of American political life in the age of social media can prove to be a difficult task if one is not astute. As a young American living abroad (25-years old) in the United Kingdom for the past four years, and being able to see the country transform over that time, I was able to see two different perspectives...

MAGA vs. The Hashtags

The midterm elections are 4 weeks from today. The battle lines have been drawn. The spectacle around the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is just the latest factor that will force Americans to choose sides on November 6th. One one side of the aisle are the Republicans and their mercurial populist President who is fighting to “Make America Great Again” and on the other side are...

Project Fi vs. T-Mobile vs. Verizon and My Pursuit of the Perfect Phone Service Solution

In my piece, Apple vs. Google and My Pursuit of Technological Perfection, I chronicled my decision to purchase the new iPhone XS Max to replace my Google Pixel 2 XL even before the Pixel 3 launch on Monday, October 9th – with the caveat that I reserved the right to change my mind. Barring a truly blockbuster rollout by Google, I’m pretty sure that that I’m going to stick with the iPhone...

How I went from wanting to be a writer to absolutely knowing that I am one

There are three things that have helped me make the transition from wanting to be a writer to absolutely knowing that I am one. 1) An ongoing and honest pursuit of self-discovery through self-awareness 2) Using the results of my self-discovery to develop good habits 3) Remembering the advice I gave my 25 year old son Wynton when he was 8 and applying it to myself as a writer. The first two helped...

How the NBA and YouTube TV Swindled Me Out of $50

After obsessively checking the interwebs for weeks to see when NBA League Pass would be available on YouTube TV, I decided to take matters into my own hands yesterday. I contacted YouTube TV customer support to get an update. I started a chat session and the agent promptly told me that she had no information regarding League Pass being added to YouTube TV. I was disappointed but not dismayed...

Apple vs Google and My Pursuit of Technological Perfection

I am a self-professed techno junky. It is my vice of choice. I used to be a die hard Apple fanboy, but have grown tired of their antics over the years, especially since Steve Jobs, who I had the pleasure of working with on the launch of the video iPod in 2005, passed away. It seems as if they have stopped innovating and have decided to polish instead of chisel. Over the past 5 years or so I have...

The Pyrex Dish that Served Up Emmys for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Last night, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won 8 Emmy Awards including Best Comedy Series. A few weeks ago my wife and I decided to start watching the Amazon Prime series. I had read that the show was critically acclaimed and that it had previously won several awards so as it nears the premiere of Season 2, I decided to take it out for a test drive. I am very critical of television series, especially...

The Millennial Corporate Rehabilitation Campaign

Throughout my quarter century of life, I have been witness to one of the most staggering transformations of my generation,  as we have come closer to inheriting leadership role in the world that reared us.  As we come of age as the largest generation in adulthood we are expected to take the reins of our economic system and all of the totalizing wealth that comes along with that responsibility...

Serena Williams vs. Double Standards and Sexism

The stage was set for a historic 2018 US Open Women’s final between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday. The match took place exactly 50 years to the day when the stadium’s namesake defeated Tom Okker of The Netherlands to become the first black man to win the coveted title. I’m sure that most envisioned the story ending with Serena hoisting the winner’s trophy over...

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