There are only so many decisions you can make in isolation. Without other people’s input, your perspective is limited and restrained.[Read more…] about Why Is Culture Important?
I’m sitting here on my bed reading the first few inspiring pages of Jon Acuff’s new book, DO OVER. It’s so inspiring, in fact, that I just set it down mid-reading page seven so I could type this out.
Some things have to change around here. I’m not just talking about this website. I’m talking about this country. Heck, this entire world.[Read more…] about Preserve. Honor. Create.
I’ve already explained my reason for writing, journaling, and blogging my story. But something was missing. I didn’t hit the mark. I talked about some things I hope to accomplish. But I think there is a greater mission. At the core, I think we ALL should write at least part of our stories and pass them down to future generations.[Read more…] about Why Writing Your Story Is So Important
Going through my library this weekend, I came across an old copy of Harold Bloom’s classic, The Western Canon.
When it was published, Bloom’s book was (and remains today) controversial among educators and academics for its unshrinking advocacy of intellectual elitism and its defense of Western canonical literature. That is, the European literature that most people who went to American public high schools encountered at some point, such as Shakespeare.[Read more…] about Growing Up with Harold Bloom
This blog isn’t wont to dole out dating advice. Thinking upon my own predicament trying to find romance, however, I realized that there’s something unique and highly peculiar about trying to date a critic.[Read more…] about Critics In Love
Intermission, director John Crowley’s first film, is supposed to be a film about “life is what happens in between” two major events; that is, an intermission.
But the ending proves the reverse – that, no matter what happens during the intermission, the RESUMPTION of the pre-intermission process towards the MEANINGFUL CULMINATION of one’s life scenario is what counts.[Read more…] about Movie Review: Intermission (2003) A “Romantic Thriller” That Parodies Itself