December 5th: Pick a Team, Any Team

This offseason, Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtani is coming to America to play baseball. En route to the MLB, he gets to choose which team he plays for, based on whatever factors he wants. Does he want a winning team? Does he want a big or small city? Does he like a particular coast? Because of…

November 1st: A New Perspective

When I started blogging, it was to hone my skills as a writer and wordsmith. As I’ve grown into my profession, it has proved a valuable skill. But the opportunity to write an extra 500, 600, 700 words each week on any given week doesn’t match my needs as a blogger anymore. Frankly, this blog…

February 16th: A Resignation for One Doesn’t Mean a Resignation for All

The American public is already highly attuned to the White House relationship with Russia. The resignation of Michael Flynn only exacerbates that concern, as leaders from both sides of the aisle call for an investigation. After a phone call in December with Russian diplomats before Donald Trump took office, Michael Flynn misled the administration as…

January 17th: Speak Up or Say Nothing

2017 has not started off kindly for Jewish Americans. A menorah in Phoenix was vandalized, a rabbinical school was defaced, and a march was scheduled to antagonize and harass a Jewish community in Montana. Yet, one event on the horizon may or may not change the way the American public views the Jewish community, and…

January 9th: Fight Like A Man

In case we weren’t focusing on the wrong “news” already, Soulja Boy and Chris Brown are having a boxing match. After a fight on Instagram, the two have agreed to take their disagreements to the ring, and are preparing to put on a celebrity event. The two have each picked trainers as well, with Mike…

November 11th: No More Calls

In the 24 hours following the results of Tuesday night’s election, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a call center for those seeking help amidst thoughts of self-harm, saw a record spike in calls never seen in the history of the organization. Most calls were coming in from members of the GLBT community, who were fearful…

November 9th: Getting to Work

I know a lot of people who are saying that they aren’t going to work or school tomorrow. This day has been exhausting, and many are depressed and disheartened. I don’t blame them. But I won’t be one of them. You better believe that, at 8 am, I’m going to be in Bible class, tired…

October 25th: Happy Birthday iPod

15 years ago this week, a technology company released a product that fundamentally changed not only the music industry but, in many ways, the world of personal data forever. Thus was born Apple’s iPod. Over the subsequent 15 years, iPods got smaller, bigger, developed larger screens and fewer buttons, and created an industry around the…

October 9th: A New Home

For six years, I have used blogger as the home for the Zoot Perspective. As of today, my content will be moving over to this new site, which can be found at zootperspective.wordpress.com. This new site will allow me to merge together my many different channels, from my blog to my videos to my twitter…