The Things They Carried- Tim O’Brien

One great metaphor is all a writer needs. When I was growing up, the Vietnam War was still very present in the American consciousness. The “Vietnam Syndrome” loomed over American policy so heavily that George H.W. Bush felt it necessary to call it out after the Persian Gulf War. He declared that the “ghosts ofContinue reading “The Things They Carried- Tim O’Brien”

Pub Quiz Review: Murphy’s Alexandria, VA

Location: Murphy’s Pub on King Street, Old Town Alexandria, Virginia Regular Time: 8:15 on Tuesdays Date: 1/28/2020 This was not a new trivia night for me, far from it. I’ve been to Murphy’s about fifty times. It’s the first trivia night I ever went to in the DC area. At one point, my friends andContinue reading “Pub Quiz Review: Murphy’s Alexandria, VA”