One of the themes I often hammer away on in my writing is how people represent themselves. Whether it be to others, to themselves, at a job interview, there's a constant sense of having other people in mind when you are going about your life. This in some instances is useful, if you want a … Continue reading False Reality
Perhaps the most foundational aspect to my life are the people around me. I am a very social person, I tend to meet quite a few people and I am never long without someone, if not to date, at least to talk with. It makes the difficulties of life, those that I've faced and the … Continue reading Relationship Status
I have undertaken to write as many essays - near or upwards of 1000 words for this site - as I can muster in the next few months. This is partly because I am tired with the unchallenging, dull nature of writing such short pieces as I have been lately and also because it seems … Continue reading On Essay Writing
When we interact with a piece of art, there are a plethora of opinions on how we should actually interpret that which we see/read/hear/feel. Some say it is vital to understand what the creator of the artwork was intending when they created the art. Others say that this is utterly unimportant, instead the viewer out … Continue reading Meaningful Art
I wrote an essay for a literary criticism and theory course. The class itself is sort like an analysis of a Literature class and an overview of theory and criticism - which are quite different I've learned. My essay was about a time I've felt confused in a Lit class. I am going to post … Continue reading I Wrote An Essay!
I listened to an episode of the podcast Criminal in the car ride on my way home from the cottage the other day. It was about a prison warden from Oregon who presided over two executions in the 90s, or 80s not really sure. What was most interesting, besides the fact that he is now … Continue reading Repeal the Death Penalty
There has been, ever since WW2 or thereabouts, a confusion in the minds of most over the direction of art in today's society. It is perhaps due to the global nature of the world which makes it extremely difficult to pindown certain movements or genres. We know so much that it is easy to confuse … Continue reading What Is Art?