Hi, I'm Derrick Sobodash
and this is my blog.

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Sexual Miseducation

When to start sex education is one of the most debated topics in modern elementary education. We debate it because, as humans, we like to pretend our intervention can halt the inevitable. A few years ago, third grade boys at a local elementary school made the news when some educator…

The Great Adventure

No matter what language we use, death is a sticky topic for us humans: especially in common speech. Reporters can use that sterile, icy word to describe the passing of a celebrity, but we mostly avoid it in polite conversation. Your cat can die. Your phone's battery can die. Your…

Black, White and Dead All Over

Forty years ago, a newspaper was one of the most lucrative businesses to own. What has happened the last year, and will happen next year, is something that should stun any reader. When I started college, my initial major was computer engineering. It wasn't because I liked computers or had…