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Week three picks for NFL season 2014, including an upset special
An amateur picks all sixteen NFL games for week number two. Featuring "Slow Down" by the band Paulson
An amateur picks all sixteen NFL games for week number one.
A Review of Robert Goolrick's debut novel, A Reliable Wife.
A review of a biography about late comedian Chris Farley co written by Tom Farley Jr. and Tanner Colby.
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 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.
A poem about a lonely gas station attendant in Barstow, California. First published in the Crisis Chronicles September 19th, 2012. Inspired by real events and Elizabeth Bishop.
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...
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 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 technical analysis of the classic Hitchcock film, North by Northwest.
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.
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
Poetry tips. Using endstopepd and enjambed lines, using found poems to practice.
a 100th HUB celebration!
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 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
When I was eight years old, my puppy got hit by a car as I was getting ready for school.
Big Wreck was a great Canadian alt rock band. If you never heard them you're missing out
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.
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.
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.