Senior high school prom portrait – 2009.
My name is Dylan Robert Nelson Crabb and I’m a pessimistic American with journalistic aspirations to change modern human societies into more peaceful and harmonic places to live. I enjoy writing about the troubles and issues around us in the hope that people will try to fix them, rather than stand aside and pretend they don’t exist. People need to realize that a democratic society like the United States of America requires and active citizenship to function; active citizenship as well as a critical and cynical news media. We cannot allow for sensationalist media coverage to dumb down the masses because, when the masses are unaware, that is when tyranny reigns.
I will graduate from college soon and permanently enter the work force after the worst financial crash in the US since the 1930’s. However, despite that inevitable struggle, I will try and start a profession that matters to the my peers; I want to do something that people will remember and talk about for years to come. I see that in journalism.
I do not see how spending time in a classroom doing meaningless tasks that no one will care about in a year will help me in the actual work force.
Joe Jost’s Bar, Long Beach, CA – 2013.
“Just because you don’t take interest in politics, doesn’t mean that politics won’t take interest in you.” – Pericles
“No man is an island, intire of it selfe, every man is a peece of the entire Continent, a part of the maine; if a Clod be washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse as well as if the Promontorie were, as well as if a Mannor of thy friends or of thine owne were; any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.” – John Donne