Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Joy of Thinking

I would venture to guess that 100% of conscious (and functional) humans have, on occasion, entertained thoughts that they would, by no means, consider sharing with anyone else, whether they be shameful secrets, despicable desires, or perverted tastes.  I insist … Continue reading

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The Limitations of the English Language (Eugenides)

A quote: “Emotions, in my experience, aren’t covered by single words.  I don’t believe in ‘sadness,’ ‘joy,’ or ‘regret.’  Maybe the best proof that the language is patriarchal is that it oversimplifies feeling.  I’d like to have at my disposal … Continue reading

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The Gravity of Seasons Changing

Every time the seasons change, I feel older.  Perhaps it reminds me of the impermanence of life.  When the air grows crisp, when the wildflowers bloom, when the first snow hits the mountain peaks, or light extends throughout the longest … Continue reading

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Futility in the pursuit of adulthood

It never ceases to amuse or horrify me that 18 year-0lds are allowed to consider themselves adults.  I challenge you to go to any high school across America, look at the graduating senior class, and say out loud with confidence, … Continue reading

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