Union College student A.J. Valcin says that life is full of three things: stereotypes, difficult people and hard questions. And A.J. is on a quest of “breaking down boxes to unlearn what’s been learned” in these areas.

A lover of music and all things spiritual, he’s using his blog to explore some difficult questions—because, A.J. says, “stereotypes that are created by difficult people prevail in this existence, and I stand opposed to all of that.”