Opinion Category

The Pros and Cons of an MFA: Part II

Last week, I told the Pros of getting an MFA in Creative Writing. Now it’s time to share the cons. As I mentioned before, please note that these responses skew to the Chapman University graduate program. Every school and every experience will be different, and this is not to dissuade anyone from getting an MFA. This is […]

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The Pros and Cons of an MFA: Part I

Last week, after five and a half years, I finally defended my thesis to get my Masters in creative writing. The road grew so long from a combination of anxiety and red tape, and it seems unreal that it’s finally coming to an end. By the time the process finally finished, it almost felt too […]

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Thoughts on How I Met Your Mother

Last month I got sicker than I’ve been in a while, and it was about all I could do to crawl to the couch, turn on my TV, and browse Netflix. Luckily, Netflix recommended I rewatch How I Met Your Mother, which was perfect since all seven of the last seasons are there. So away I […]

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Locations That Speak

I love traveling, being somewhere else, and experiencing new places. I spent last week in San Francisco for Dreamforce, which with over 90,000 registered attendees became the largest vendor-led tech conference ever. I spent most of my conference time at my company’s booth, telling people why our app is awesome, but I itched every day […]

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The Satisfaction of Endings — The Dark Knight Trilogy (Spoiler Free)

Seven years ago I went to Batman Begins as a hopeful movie-goer. At the time, I was looking for somewhere else to focus my creative attention and energy. The Harry Potter excitement was wearing off, and Marvel’s recent big-screen adaptations had peaked my interest, but I wanted my superhero interest to be in my preferred base of DC […]

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What I Learned From Brave

Like many people, I love Pixar films. They get right to the core of what it means to be human, and tell stories with sincerity that other studios lack. I went to Brave with some trepidation, but still had hope because it was Pixar. What I feel I found was a film that was almost a […]

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