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The author examines identity in the movie CRASH
Disability is the focus of the 1993 movie “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”. This is an older movie I had never seen before and it was an eye opening look at disability in all forms and manifestations....
The author writes about a new movie called "In Time" and the metaphors apparent to her.
The author is incensed by the lack of proper word use in society!
Albert Camus was a contemporary writer who lived in French Algeria during the 1940's. His philosophy, which was an extension of the philosophy of existentialism, explored the seemingly random meaninglessness of...
It is not hard to notice that most people who have a large number of children seem to be poorer and largely uneducated. Although birth control is available to everyone, via planned parenthood and/or classes in school...
The bloody French Revolution was one of the worst reigns of terror ever suffered by the French and Jacobian leader Jean-Paul Marat was partially responsible for its inception. You have probably seen John Louis David's...
We all come to this earth a blank slate. We have our heredity and environment shape who we are and our opinions and beliefs are molded by what surround us. Many of us will never change their opinion about anything, and...
Great teachers are all around us and have come before us, here are a few of them according to this author.
World Literature, according to this author, is vastly under-rated and absolutely vital to a well rounded liberal arts education.
The author examines the words of one of her heroes: "Socrates" and our modern society.
The author shares her experience with alternative therapies that allowed her beloved pet to live 2.5 years longer than her diagnosis for bladder cancer.
Commenting on one of her favorite topics, the author brings in the "Fathers" of the idea of flanerie, or urban strolling.
Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi, the man who first discussed the idea of the creative state of flow is examined with relationship to Robert Frosts poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening". Of note, the authors...
It is ironic that Orson Welles, an indisputable auteur and master of formalism created his crowning masterpiece “Citizen Kane” at age 24 years old. His ability to reproduce reality in various manners gives...
The author remembers and relishes the idea of a hand penned letter sent bu its author and received and read by its recipient.
Paradox expresses truth and at the same time expresses contradiction. Deep connected thought is necessary to sort the truth.