For my specialty blog I would like to either talk about tennis or controversial issues. I would talk about matches, players, and big tennis accomplishments in the past if I choose to write about tennis. If I chose controversial issues I would write about my opinions on current topics and maybe talk about things I think will become controversial in the future.
For the This I Believe assignment I want to talk about family or traditions. My family is extremely close and my cousins are basically siblings to me. My family has had a huge influence on my life and obviously my upbringing so that is my number one idea. If I were to choose tradition, I would talk about the importance of them for spending time with people and which traditions mean the most to me personally and why.
For the civic issues assignment I want to talk about politics or education. There are very different opinions about both of these. I am interested in the effects of party polarization so if I chose politics I would probably write about that. There are benefits and drawbacks to the two-party system that I would address in my writing. I am very interested in education and believe something very big will happen in the coming years to change education. I might write about the differences in education around the country or how our education system compares to countries with different education processes.