Eric J


This author hasn't added his/her bio.

Eminent Speech

Hey everyone, I know eminent is appraoching, and I’ve finished a version of my speech, which I’m comfortable sharing. Please take a quick read, and any feedback is appreciated, even if it’s just about one line or phrase. =============================================================================================== I really thought yesterday, was the day. The start of a revolution, and the beginning to a new China. A better one with democracy, and freedom of speech, where can people.. Read More

SFU Library!

On October 30th, the Talons went on a trip to Simon Fraser University. The agenda included a visit to the museum of of Archaeology and Ethnology, a tour of the campus, time at the library, and arguably the best part, a delicious Indian lunch. Coming to SFU, I really didn’t expect to find a lot of information about my eminent person, since there isn’t even that much concrete data available. However,.. Read More


A man, whose identity to this day is still unknown,  but his bravery has been recognized by many, including Time Magazine. “Tank Man”, is an incredibly brave man, known for the way he stood his ground in front of several Chinese tanks, blocking their path. The picture on the right, spread worldwide, becoming one of the most iconic images of the 20th century. This event took place on June 5, 1989, during the.. Read More

French Resolution

The revolution has slowly dwindled down to an end. Years before this revolution, my fellow philosophers and I imagined a society, without hierachy. A society free from suppression, where all humans can be equal, and live knowing that they are not above nor below anyone else. Unfortunately, it was years after my death when the revolution started rolling. To me, the revolution truly ended during the Thermidorian Reaction, with the.. Read More

From Beyond the Grave: Rousseau

It has been very entertaining  watching  all these events occur from the heavens. I’m glad these revolutionaries have run with my philosophies, and finally abolishing that dreadful monarchy. Why did they have to wait after my death to start revolting? Is it so much to ask for a revolution within my lifetime? Even though the government has agreed to a constitutional monarchy, this is not where we stop. We have.. Read More

In Depth – 04/16/14

With In-Depth coming to an end in a month, it feels very nice looking back to January. While I may have not mastered skateboarding, I feel like I have improved a lot, factoring that until January, I’ve never touched a skateboard in my life. Although it is April, there is always still improvement for me, especially in the tricks department. At the beginning of this project, one of my goals.. Read More

State of Nature – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

For so long, I have wondered why we live in such a society, where the wealthy continue to horde the food that is meant for all. It was when I found Thomas Hobbes’s works, discrediting the ideas of the state of nature, claiming “state of nature . . . has no idea of goodness he must be naturally wicked; that he is vicious because he does not know virtue” But,.. Read More

In Depth Post – 04/06/14

Skateboarding has been a lot of fun, and I feel I’ve improved a lot over these few weeks. Of course, finding a suitable mentor with time to mentor me, has always been a struggle. However, getting help from other sources, has helped me improve, when I couldn’t meet my mentor. Kyler, another student in the TALONS class, and a friend of mine, has been very generous to spend some time.. Read More

In Depth Post – 03/09/14

It’s been a while since my last blog post, and its definitely been hard to keep up with my skateboarding lessons. With the poor weather, and both Brad and I being busy, its been a challenge to find times to go to the Town centre skate park. Anyways, I’ve still been watching videos, and practising either at the skate park, or on the street. My skateboard has been a bit.. Read More

Skateboarding – In Depth #2

I am very reluctant to have found a mentor, and on Sunday, I got to meet up with my mentor, Brad Abram. I was introduced to Brad by my soccer coach, after I asked my team if anyone could teach me to skateboard. Brad learned how to skateboard when he was a teenager, by his father, so he definitely has plenty on experience. He also has background in coaching his.. Read More