Category Archives: Thomas Mets

Did President Trump Say Finland and Russia Have Gotten Along For 100 Years? Nope.

Yesterday, there was a comment on twitter on something stupid President Trump allegedly said about Russia and Finland. James Oliphant, a White House correspondent for Reuters, posted the following. Trump said Russia and Finland have gotten along for “a hundred … Continue reading

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Why Stories Favor The Last Man Standing

Part of the writer’s responsibility is to know how he’s portraying the world. This is complicated by the fact that there are a few things common to the storytelling that are ultimately going to result in an inaccurate version of … Continue reading

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Reflections on Multiculturalism in Education

This was my final paper for a class on multiculturalism in education. There are currently two conflicting developments within the field of education. On the one hand, policies such as No Child Left Behind and Common Core have demonstrated a … Continue reading

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What Kalevipoeg Means to Me

After my Kalevipoeg essay for an Estonian Culture class in an English language Baltic Studies program at the University of Tartu,  I was asked about what the story had meant to me. This was my response. As a wannabe writer, … Continue reading

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Favorite Movies For Every Year

A frrend of mine did something like online, and I thought it was an interesting idea. It’s a selection of my favorite movie for every year. The gimmick was to do it for every year you’ve been alive, but I’m … Continue reading

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Movies Watched in 2017 Part 1

  I set a challenge for myself on a message board this year to watch at least 100 movies. And as a way to encourage myself to watch older movies, I went with a sub-challenge of picking ten films per … Continue reading

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A Bad Standardized Testing Experience

This came from an essay on my educational background and philosophy. It tied into the developmental psychologist Howard Gardner’s concerns about IQ tests having a measurable impact on the students. When I was going for my education masters, I realized … Continue reading

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