An aspiring writer and poet currently living on the East Coast. More work can be found on allpoetry.com, thebluenib.com, and in the poetry anthologies "Circular Whispers" and "Seasonal Perspective"
The Curious Origins of Your Favorite Halloween Traditions
Whether you're an avid fan of the confection fueled holiday, or the neighbor everyone secretly resents for turning off all your lights and hiding behind the sofa, Halloween is fairly inescapable. With the day in question fast approaching in all its plastic-masked, sugar-drenched glory, now is the perfect time to take a closer look at the many strange and spooky traditions we practice each year. For example:
5 Grizzly Halloween Murders to Go with Your Candy
We've all heard our fair share of Halloween horror stories—it's what the holiday is all about after all—but rarely do we put much stock into the warnings our mothers issued from behind wagging fingers. And anyway, let's be honest, we were all too eager to collect our sugary dues from lackadaisical neighbors to let any spooky goings-on hold us back.
Four Ways You Can Help Victims of Hurricane Maria
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, huge sections of Puerto Rico are in shambles. The official death count is currently teetering around 16, but hundreds are still missing and experts say they expect that number to rise drastically—possibly into triple digits.
5 Reasons Uber Sucks
Since its inception in 2009, Uber has exploded into a wide-reaching, multi-million dollar company, operating in over 600 countries worldwide and employing thousands of part and full-time drivers. The ride-sharing app has taken up residence in most of our phones, its widget waiting patiently for the occasional drunken Saturday night click, and slowly gathering a loyal following of regular riders.
Five Important Facts Making a Murderer Left Out
With the pending release of the second season of Netflix docuseries Making a Murderer trending on news platforms and social media alike, many fans of the original production — an expose-style accounting of the trial and conviction of Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey for the rape and murder of Teresa Halbach in 2005 — are calling for an even deeper review of the circumstances surrounding Avery's case.
L'Inconnue de la Seine: The Unknown Woman of the Seine
In the last shivering years of the 1880s, as France teetered on the edge of a decade that would bring political upheaval and worldwide attention, the body of a delicate young suicide victim was fished from the dark water's of the Seine. Our story begins here.