This is my blog. It is about stuff that I like. Interesting stuff... Like anime and Ella Fitzgerald and show tunes and literature and chocolate cake and women. One day soon I'm gonna be a kick-ass novelist and patron of the arts.
talking to very republican teenagers is so surreal
you can just hear the directly quoted rhetoric in their voice, like
"my dad said this"
This isn’t helpful thinking at all. Liberal teenagers opinions are just as likely to be formed by parents or pop culture. College kids often cling to the rationale of their professors. Adults are swayed by pundits that treat politics as a sporting event.
Too many people get their opinions from someone else. However, we shouldn’t discount anyone’s opinion because it comes from somewhere else. Encourage people to boldly question their sources and their own assumption, and challenge your own assumptions.
Hope for the best. Hope that, regardless of someone’s opinion, they tried to reach it with critical thought, and challenge them to begin or continue critical thought.
A conservative and a progressive can be far more like-minded than we often assume. Critical thinkers often see the same problems but offer different solutions. Critical thinkers, not team players, will make the world a better place.
Pardon the rant…
theatre = art form
theater = location
if it has musical numbers = musical
if it does not = play
when in doubt, just call it a show
For a journalist working for a publication that uses AP Style it’s always theater unless the official spelling is theatre.