before you try to make oppression or misogyny or racism or so many other things an academic pursuit, please let these two words be your mantra: just don't.
So there's a guy. He's a normal guy working at a plant shop in a somewhat run-down part of town in a plant shop. He's been there a long time, working for a boss he somewhat likes and mostly loathes. It is this character, Seymour, that we learn to identify with in this movie. We … Continue reading Not-So-Suddenly Seymour
It's been about two weeks now since Trump became the President Elect and every day that passes proves my grieving more correct than even I wanted to be. At some point during this election, people had their anger manipulated and took that anger to the polls instead of reason. They said they were the normal … Continue reading This Election In Free Verse: Part II
The grief hit me on the way home on election day and I couldn't help thinking about how, no matter how things went, everyone was going to hurt. Everyone. I started to pray and the more I did, the more I felt like crying. It felt like something long coming. The stock market started crashing … Continue reading This Election In Free Verse
I'm trying to coax this one tear out of the corner of the room and get him to be a bit more social. I woke up to a day that should have had a trigger warning. The hashtag today had my uncle's name and five kids. I read this shortly after lunch today and slumped … Continue reading Tragedy In Free Verse
I want to put my two cents in about the topic of Occupy Wall Street. If you don't know what that is, read here. Where I am, in junction with that effort, they do things like this. Now there are a number of things I think about this movement. For one, I can understand people … Continue reading Occupy Wall Street
I commented this on my friend's FB wall, but since it seems no one got the message, let me post it here, publicly. First: context. My friend, Bert, shared his thoughts on Occupy Wall Street and that sparked a fair bit of debate. After sharing this link as a summary of his thoughts, he said … Continue reading Critique as a Lifesaver