Monthly Archives for February 2020


Upstanders, not Bystanders

I may be in Middle School now, but I still remember those pithy words our counselors uttered to us almost three years ago: “Be an upstander, not a bystander.” Whenever you see wrong, speak out and take action; don’t ignore it. Orwell also believed this, though his matters of concern were ones larger than schoolyard […]


Off To See His Family

Anatoly Petrov is a man who has lost everything he ever cared about during the Russian Revolution. In the first entry, he is a na├»ve man marching for what he believes is right who learns of the Tsar’s cruelty after the events of Bloody Sunday. In the second entry, he is a brooding father whose […]