Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace.– Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde equated sentimentality with emotional dishonesty. “A sentimentalist is one who desires to have the luxury of an emotion without paying for it.” He was quoted in saying. We are sentimental about a lot of things, not all of them obvious. It’s not just … Read morePaper Two; Pointless Ramblings I Decided (much too late at night) to Upload!
If you are like me, you wonder: “How can happiness be considered wrong?” Upon reading the two articles; I found myself strangely detached. Are they right? Is happiness, as defined by our modern society, an empty gesture? To answer these questions I am forced to invoke the oldest theme known to mankind and to … Read moreArguing to Convince
I’m having trouble choosing the words for a post concerning religion. It’s such a broad term “religion.” Many different people from different cultures share this concept. What does “religion” mean to me, I ought to know – I am me after all. Yet, as I ask myself this question; I don’t have a response … Read moreWhat Doth Religion?
Sigh… Where to start? This book was the best and worse book I’ve read recently. Sorry, but I can’t narrow it down any better than that. I feel this book should be book one of an epic six book saga that runs for a time-line that reaches the eventual colonizing of the moon. I say … Read moreThe Corrections "review"
Over the years I have been guilty of a variety of ills. One of which has been hyperbole. While some could claim this is not an ill but simply an expression emphasizing exaggeration. While I could agree, I choose not to. If you don’t say what you mean, how can you mean what you … Read moreWhat Seems Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day "review"
The term Tragedy has been used in several ways throughout human history. Often associated with Shakespeare , many people forget the roots of the term “tragedy.” The famous philosopher Aristotle coined the term in relation to “Tragic Pity” wherein the audience was to feel a mixture of fear and pity. In order to have … Read moreShe's Come Undone "review"
In this post I will respond to the multitude of emotional twists and turns the novel Deep End of the Ocean delivers. Admittedly, I had a heavy bias while starting this novel, for one; I thought it was a “true story”, as in nonfiction, and for two; I do not believe in Oprah’s Army. … Read moreDeep End of the Ocean "review"
I decided to write about the very popular show called Smallville. This show is a revisiting of Superman’s childhood. Wildly popular with younger kids and young adults, this show illustrates popular media’s view of the young adults, or Twixters, as Grossman terms them. The show takes place in Smallville, a small town outside of the … Read moreTwixter from Smallville
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