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Following a franchise-first Super Bowl title, Seattle is faced with some tough personnel decisions. Here's my armchair quarterback take
How faking illness to get out of school is a great skill to learn for adulthood.
James Franco, the actor, wrote a short story collection. Is it any good?
Two American authors of the late nineteenth century, Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Kate Chopin, approached feminism in their literature in vastly different ways.
A look at the universal theme found in works by Raymond Carver, Billy Collins and Alice Walker.
A brief look at the themes and ideas behind Raymond Carver's story. Cathedral
A look at the American Dream through late nineteenth century and early twentieth century literature including works by Walt Whitman, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zora Neale Hurston.
A look at and analysis of Jamaica Kincaid's short story, "Girl"
A review of Tupac Shakur's poetry collection, THE ROSE THAT GREW FROM CONCRETE.
A look at the Alfred Hitchcock thriller, Shadow of a Doubt, told shown through drawings and text. The primary focus is on Uncle Charlie, the villain of the film.
A brief overview of Kokopelli, the Pueblo Indian god of fertility
Losing a pet is always hard. Here's the life story of my chow mix, Baby.
Is mass texting a socially acceptable way to stay in touch, or is it rude and impersonal?
A poem about staying up late with friends, enjoying good times and some cigarettes.
A look at the six word story, attributed to Ernest Hemingway. Is the story a story and what constitutes a story? Includes writing challenges and prompts.
An analysis of the poem, the Filling Station, by American poet laureate, Elizabeth Bishop.
This list is not all inclusive, nor is it stagnant or final. I'll likely make a series of these as I do with my other music hubs. This first list covers artists from A-J and is based on my taste and my taste alone. This...
A list of top frontmen (by surname, A-J). Includes Pat Benatar, Kurt Cobain. Phil Collins, Brad Delp, Eminem, Anthony Green. Gavin Hayes, Elton John, Michael Jackson. Eminem and Chris Cornell
The author writes a letter to his six year old self, explaining the origins of his emetophobia
A review of the book, "Flavor Flav: The Icon, the Memoir". Complete with videos.
A look at Why JD Salinger named his novel the Catcher in the Rye
A look at the three most common narrative points of view, and the pros and cons of each.
How to write compelling scene, that shows instead of tells.
A review of the book, "Girl, Interrupted" by Susanna Kaysen. The book, a memoir set in the eastern United States in the late 1960's, follows the adventures of a mentally ill girl living and rebelling in an...
Advice on getting a tattooing, a description of the process, followed by the authors' personal stories. Includes lots of pictures and videos. If you plan on getting a tattoo, you must read this article.
a simple and healthy baked salmon recipe. Recomended especially for those who do not care for fish.
A brief description of assonance, followed by an extreme example.
a description of the revision process along with a revised version of a previously published essay, also by our author.
a brief description of alliteration, followed by an (extreme?) example
Urban Haiku, a modern take on the ancient artistic form
The white van speaker scam... don't be a victim!
An overview of the life of Kurt Cobain (Feb 20th, 1967- April 5th 1994).
Three relatively short, William Carlos Williams inspired, untitled imagist poems.
A found poem, this one dedicated to Ezra Pound
a technical analysis of the classic Hitchcock film, North by Northwest.
There's a new scam around targeting the elderly. Learn how to recognize it and protect yourself.
a short biography of musician Freddie Mercury, vocalist of Queen, including his childhood, rise to fame, and early death.
Some tips on how to become a more prolific writer
a summary of fifteen TV characters from 2000 until now. Includes characters from Breaking Bad, Arrested Development, 24, 30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory and others.
The Battle of Bunk Bed Ridge was a fierce, back and forth affair.
a review of one of the first books to expose the tragedy of conflict diamonds.
A review of a fantastic poetry handbook by a fantastic American poet.
A collection of ten TV theme songs from the 70's, 80's and 90's.
A poem that takes an unromantic view about childhood.
A simile poem
a storyboard from scene four of the classic Billy Wilder Film noir film, Sunset Boulevard
A playful poem poking fun at the English language. Light-hearted. don't read too much into it
Poetry tips. Using endstopepd and enjambed lines, using found poems to practice.
A few weeks back, I challenged TTooms08 to write a poem describing her life in exactly 25 words. She succeeded beautifully, so, now it's my turn
a lot of novice poets try to use fancy and cultured language. Don't! Use natural language.
A short sketch on the god Chronos, the personification of time.
a revision of an earlier published poem.
questions about hell and the afterlife, but are there any answers to be found?
a brief analysis and commentary on the film "The Birds" from an artistic perspective
a prose poem about an unappreciated gift
When I was eight years old, my puppy got hit by a car as I was getting ready for school.
what do you value in writing and poetry?
Big Wreck was a great Canadian alt rock band. If you never heard them you're missing out
When I was a child I had an experience. I saw a dead baby cow that had been electrocuted. I just don't know if it was real or a dream
James and Lily meet in an Asian Goods store. One thing leads to another...
Lascaux is a city is south western France famous for it's upper paleolithic cave art. Currently, the cave art is being attacked by an aggressive fungus and there is a debate on whether of nor to save this cave art-- and...
A list and analysis of many online survey and paid email sites that have been researched and found to be legitimate sources of extra income.
A question of whether perfect research is possible is discussed. Einstein's Theory of Relativity is referenced, and two bloggers using the same title are cited.
Pericles, the tyrant who gave us wonderful art and architecture.
an analysis of the novel "Frankstein" using other myths and legends and quotes from the novel itself
Catal Hoyuk was an ancient city in modern day Turkey. It resembled an ancient apartment or condominium complex. this piece seeks to answer some questions about the city. A quick yet informative read.
An anlaysis of the Big Lewbowski, the cult film from the Cohen Brothers, using the Hero theories of Joseph Campbell. Includes a brief description of Campbell and his work and some trailers of the film and a video...
a recipe for a super yummy pasta salad.
poetry is a diverse art form, so, what constitutes "poetry"?
A hopeful poem about losing someone you love.
getting older is wonderful and sad
an analysis of the dying all ages music scene in Portland with some proposed theories.
remembering my grandfather through the smell of pipe tobacco
One of the first hubs I ever published. Originally published my grandpas 92nd birthday, July 10th 2010. Most of my followers haven't read it, so I thought I'd repost it.