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Writing for Dummies

Look who’s writing now. Yeah, me. Who would have guessed? Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer...

Apr 29 · 3 min read >

Letter to Gregory Boyle

Father, my note to thou: You, my sir, are an O.G. – original gangster. That’s old school for total...

Apr 29 · 4 min read >
Tattoos on the Heart book cover

A, B, C, D, – Personality???

Should we be smarter or more likable? Do I want to be a Rhodes Scholar or a son of...

Apr 29 · 2 min read >

Came to Believe

Aristotle, Socrates, and Plato. These men were seen as Gods, though this writer’s own belief is that there is...

Apr 29 · 4 min read >

Haiku 1

I grow like a cloud Preparing to rain With pain and sorrow

Apr 29 · 2 sec read >

Agricola and Muhammad: Brilliant Imperial Tacticians

“Look at the past – empire succeeding empire – and from that, extrapolate the future: the same thing.”1  This...

Apr 29 · 5 min read >

Pint-Sized Partner: Playful Romping Waltz

“My Papa’s Waltz” is a controversial poem written by Theodore Roethke in 1948. Generally one takes either of two...

Apr 28 · 4 min read >
excerpt of poem

Postwar Struggles

Edith V. Sullivan, editor for Neuropsychology Review explained that, “The ‘shell shock’ of WWI became ‘battle fatigue’ in WWII,...

Apr 28 · 4 min read >

The Confinement of Revenge, Guilt, and Family in “The Cask of Amontillado”

“The Cask of Amontillado” is a short story involving two men and a counterfeit cask of rare wine. Montresor...

Apr 27 · 2 min read >

Eveline: Scared of Sexy

In the short fiction “Eveline,” the author James Joyce tells the story of a nineteen-year old adolescent faced with...

Apr 27 · 3 min read >
19th century woman