Reflection: Abstract ways of thinking about Empire and its Ruins

It's fascinating to see that the idea of empire is so prevalent within present day society in the smallest ways that I had never even considered. I always thought of empires in a different sense, only thinking of the Roman empire and Latin American empires like the Inca, Aztec, and Mayan empire; pretty much historic … Continue reading Reflection: Abstract ways of thinking about Empire and its Ruins

Rigid Mental Boundaries: What has become of the Holiday Season?

The last months of the year are usually all about being festive and celebrating with family, it’s quite exciting, I know. But what are we even celebrating at this point? What has become of America that we longer know what it means to celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas? How far have we gone that we now … Continue reading Rigid Mental Boundaries: What has become of the Holiday Season?

“We didn’t Cross the Border, the Border Crossed us!”

Latinos, an ethnic group who makes up a large proportion of the minorities living here in the U.S. are a very important part of America. Mexicans, who are a subgroup of Latinos have actually been present since the early creation of this country. For the most part Mexican Americans, and even straight out Mexicans can be … Continue reading “We didn’t Cross the Border, the Border Crossed us!”

Political Borders: What We Consider to be Ours and Only Ours

Regardless of how we believe Earth came to be, either through the Big Bang explosion or through the creation of God, one thing is for sure and it is that humans have clearly made Earthly land their own doing whatever they please with it. We all know that living organisms who have inhabited the Earth … Continue reading Political Borders: What We Consider to be Ours and Only Ours