Decompression Week: Trying to Eliminate “Hurry”

Good morning, lovely friends. I don't, as you can probably tell, have a long blog post planned for us this Monday. Until Friday, as a matter of fact, I'm taking a hiatus from all kind of technological matter. I'm not texting, I'm not Snapping, I'm not (this one was the worst) browsing on YouTube for … Continue reading Decompression Week: Trying to Eliminate “Hurry”

The Chief End of Man and My Resolution for 2020

Hello, my lovely friends. *exhales* So, I realize that I haven't written since November. And that really and truly makes me very sad. It has been quite the month, and so much has happened since I last wrote. But, my dear readers, you mustn't chide me for my inactivity on this blog. I've been writing … Continue reading The Chief End of Man and My Resolution for 2020

Three Things I Loved About BBC’s “The City and the City”

Whatever this is...whatever happened to Mahalia, to Katrynia, I need to look further than Beszel. Across the border, where people pass one another like ghosts...to that other place. I will find the answers, whatever they do to me. It is my duty...and my penance. Inspector Borlu What an odd little drama this was. This miniseries … Continue reading Three Things I Loved About BBC’s “The City and the City”

The Relevance of “The Prodigal Son”

Happy second week of January, everyone! I'm not sure if that's actually a thing, but it is now. School starts on Monday, and I'm pretty sad that the break I had so looked forward to a month ago is already coming to a close. School is back. 🙄 It's not that I don't like school. … Continue reading The Relevance of “The Prodigal Son”

The “Isenheim Altarpiece” and the Two Lives We Don’t Have

"We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realize that we only have one." - Tom Hiddleston Nota bene: nobody knows who said that first, but I heard Hiddleston say it, so I'm just going to attribute it to him. *Fistbump* Anyway, I've been having a glorious day today; I mean, absolutely glorious. … Continue reading The “Isenheim Altarpiece” and the Two Lives We Don’t Have

Life is Beautiful (There’s No Time to Ignore It)

Sometimes things start to catch up to you. Reality becomes more real, and sometimes it seems that things you just can't stop are racing toward you with the speed of a European bullet train. You don't want to be there yet, but here it is. You run, but you realize you'll be outrun. You fight, … Continue reading Life is Beautiful (There’s No Time to Ignore It)

A Jotun’s Heart

Good afternoon, friends. I've had such a lackadaisical week that it's almost funny. I had two college classes start, but I took those bulls by their horns and finished up the assignments so that Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday would be completely free of homework. I've been watching Marvel movies with my parents practically … Continue reading A Jotun’s Heart

From an “It” to a “Soul”

My head throbs. It slumps toward the table. I jerk back, eyes shooting open. I look at the time. Seven thirty reads the clock at the tiny right hand corner of my computer. The sun's descent begins to take its toll on this busy student. Mozart's Rondo Alla Turca from his Eleventh Sonata in A … Continue reading From an “It” to a “Soul”

The Inexplicable Power of Justice

  When he was left alone, this strange being took up a candle, went to a glass that hung against the wall, and surveyed himself minutely in it.  "Do you particularly like the man?" he muttered, at his own image; "why should you particularly like a man who resembles you? There is nothing in you … Continue reading The Inexplicable Power of Justice