Dennis William
MeetDennis William
Dennis is an aspiring English teacher and still listens to ska music. He lives in Portland, Oregon, which is fine, just not in the same way that DC is fine.

From the mind of Dennis

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Everybody Gotta Work: Incentivizing Productivity Through Fear of Financial Ruin

How should the state protect billionaires from losing steam and going on unemployment? The same way it motivates the working class: fear of financial ruin!

Dennis William
July 2, 2020
Lifestyle
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{My Neighbor Bought a Peloton}: The Lurker Letters

Do you know who your neighbors are? One might be a lurker, looking in on that new Peloton rider with curiosity, anger, and envy.

Dennis William
June 11, 2020
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The 2020 MLB Season: Will It Happen? A Conversation with Josh & Dennis

With owners and players in negotiation, Dennis and Josh share their hypotheticals and possibilities for a weird, but also necessary, 2020 MLB season.

Dennis William
June 5, 2020
Sports
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What’s In a {Maybe?} The Many Meanings of the Most Uncertain Response

What does “maybe” mean? It’s not always clear. But Dennis, an elder Millennial with his finger on the pulse, does his best to decode the meaning.

Dennis William
May 5, 2020
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The {(Social)} Distance: A Parody of Cake’s 1996 Hit

A parody of Cake’s “The Distance” reminds us that in this pandemic, it’s actually a good thing that the arena is empty, except for one man.

Dennis William
April 27, 2020
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POETRY: Social Distancing Sonnet

These days, how well you prepare is also how well you live. A sonnet for the time of COVID-19, when social distancing is so important.

Dennis William
April 17, 2020
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Chronicles of Yak Mouth Falls: Motherly Instincts & {Quicksand}

Things are pretty dangerous out here in Yak Mouth Falls. Between the sasquatch sightings, the wolves, and the quicksand, how will they ever survive?

Dennis William
April 2, 2020
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COVID Correspondence: Pen Pals in the Time of Coronavirus

What happens when all the memes have been shared and Netflix stops asking if you’re still watching? Might have to write a letter to an old friend…

Dennis William
March 30, 2020
Wildcard
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Losing a Stranger We All Know: Why Kobe Bryant’s Death Hits Close to Home

We never really knew Kobe Bryant. So, why does his death feel so intense and familiar to us? What is it about this collective moment that feels so personal?

Dennis William
January 28, 2020
Sports
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