iOS app Android app

John Michael
John Michael is a writer and student in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is a featured writer on All That Is Interesting and a Master's candidate in the writing program at Salem State University. He is currently working on a collection of essays and short stories.

Entries by John Michael

If You Still Think Pot Should Be Illegal, You Are an A**hole

(903) Comments | Posted September 18, 2013 | 12:19 PM

Some will look at the title of this article and think that I'm baiting you into reading why you're actually for cannabis regulation because you're really a decent human being. And while you'd be right, the truth is that I want this to be a real issue for you because...

Read Post

Too Burned Out on War to Care

(4) Comments | Posted August 29, 2013 | 1:47 PM

Oh yes, let's please get involved in Syria. We're really on a hot streak with war, lately.

If the UN Security Council approves action given recent findings that Assad has used chemical weapons or at least initiated their use in the Syrian civil war, the United States seems poised...

Read Post

These Parties Are Lame

(1) Comments | Posted August 27, 2013 | 3:15 PM

So we're at it again, are we? Once again, the GOP is holding its breath over not getting what it wants. No, it's more like they've locked the whole country in a running car with a hose in the exhaust pipe. I'll be the first to say that I don't...

Read Post

The Quickest Route to Atheism? It's Not the Bible

(207) Comments | Posted June 27, 2013 | 4:56 PM

Since my deconversion I have heard it repeated over and over. In atheist circles from YouTube to Reddit, it is the most overplayed trope: "the quickest route to atheism is reading the Bible." I had always taken this as a fact, and further extrapolated that it was of better use...

Read Post

Oh, Now You're Outraged?

(10) Comments | Posted June 10, 2013 | 7:40 PM

So you're upset because the government has confirmed what we've known since Internet 2.0? No, you have no more privacy, you should have figured that out when your Starbucks app asked to have access to your location. Did you not know that that's what the NSA did? No one's seen...

Read Post

Why Did I Want a Gay Jackie Robinson?

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2013 | 5:28 PM

I had a moment of white privilege the day Jason Collins announced that he was gay. I was unceremoniously informed of the news by my iPhone, and my reaction was a bit different from what I'd anticipated. Don't get me wrong, I was pleased, joyful actually, but I was also...

Read Post

Let's Not Forget Ourselves

(1) Comments | Posted April 23, 2013 | 12:25 PM

As a Bostonian, I've been watching my city absorb, resolve, and heal from this tragedy with an overwhelming sense of pride. Through the broken hearts and anxious cabin fever, everyone has responded with charity, smiles, and grace, what might be concisely described as aplomb. If there is anything I can...

Read Post