Photo Credit: “Old Vs. New — Generational Gap at the Workplace”

Americans have become increasingly divided over the past two decades, and there is no evidence to suggest this trend will be changing anytime soon. According to research by Pew Research Center, the millennial generation, along with gen-z, are vastly different than their boomer and gen-x elders.

Millennials came of age during the Great Recession, and it has stunted their economic prospects, as well as their potential to get married, own a home, and start a family. This generation has never truly recovered from that economic crisis. …

Sunrise on Timberwolf Mountain.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to quit your job right now, pack your bags, and leave for a new life in the northern Canadian wilderness? Well, you’ll just have to keep your job and wait until you’re off work because Hinterland has created a game that’s exactly that, and it’s as beautiful as it is brutal: welcome to The Long Dark.

First released as an in-development title in 2014, The Long Dark started as a very simple game. There was only one game mode, the sandbox game mode, with no choice to change the difficulty. There…

My Struggle With a Hidden Disability

I’m a 23 year old male, a recent college graduate, and I stutter when I speak. I consider myself a minor stutterer, friends often don’t even realize I have a problem producing speech. I get blocked on certain words, and I’ve learned how to avoid them in casual conversations. Sometimes I stutter, but it is a minor repetition when I’m comfortable or I’m having a good day. On a bad day, or when I’m on the phone with someone I don’t know, I can barely speak. …

I’ve been studying political science since 2015. I have to admit that I caught the political activism bug when I watched some Bernie Sanders videos on my Facebook news feed when I was 19. I didn’t even know what liberalism was, or conservatism, or ideology for that matter. All I knew was that I liked what this old guy with a Brooklyn accent and crazy hair had to say. I had no idea how much it would affect my life.

The crazy thing that got me into politics was a feeling: finally feeling hope. I grew up in a household…

Today I woke up, exercised, brushed my teeth, flossed, showered and headed out to work like any other day. But something was off today, everything felt off. I drove to work like it was any other day, harboring an inner feeling of emptiness and isolation.

I pulled into the parking lot of my workplace, I had a few minutes before I had to clock in. I let the music play while I thought about what the hell I was going to do after I graduate college.

Is this it, is this what a quarter life crisis is?

Here are some thoughts I had a few minutes before work:

There’s something wrong…

Michael Punzi

Political science graduate, progressive, blue collar worker.

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