Important Ideas in Anthropology

What does anthropology have to teach us? In an attempt to raise awareness on the importance of anthropology and anthropological thinking, I have compiled a handfull of videos in hopes that, combined, they will help answer this fundimental question. If all goes according to plan, this page will be updated regularly as to be utalized…

Thougts on a Rainy Day

You don’t have to look very far to realize we’re a nation of sensationalists. From websites touting multiple best and worst things ever (on the same day), to the way media represents the current election, materialized, you might imagine our popular media transforming into something resembling the deleted scenes from Mean Girls. Yet we know…

Fredericksburg Coffee

Seeing that she goes to school in the area, A and I spend a considerable amount of time in Fredericksburg. There’s not a time we go downtown we don’t stop at one of two cafes. Coffee: Hyperion Espresso Sunday through Saturday, there’s not a time of day (during operating hours–I’ve never been before or after,…

American Celebration on Parade

Roadside attractions. Is there anything more endearing? I’ve decided that there isn’t. Where else can you see a family of giant bunnies sporting traditional dress, posing like they’re part of Madonna’s Vogue music video if only it was shot in the 1800’s English countryside? Particle board train cabooses with secret doorways leading to who knows…

A PROUD MOMENT

It hasn’t been the easiest of academic years for my fiancĂ©e. Between planning a wedding, working four days a week, a Monday through Friday hour-long commute to and from campus, spending two nights a week doing community service, finding time to see me (a fiance that lives upwards of an hour away), all while managing…