before you try to make oppression or misogyny or racism or so many other things an academic pursuit, please let these two words be your mantra: just don’t.
So there’s a guy. He’s a normal guy working at a plant shop in a somewhat run-down part of town in a plant shop. He’s been there a long time, working for a boss he somewhat likes and mostly loathes. It is this character, Seymour, that we learn to identify with in this movie. We… Read more Not-So-Suddenly Seymour
It’s been about two weeks now since Trump became the President Elect and every day that passes proves my grieving more correct than even I wanted to be. At some point during this election, people had their anger manipulated and took that anger to the polls instead of reason. They said they were the normal… Read more This Election In Free Verse: Part II
The grief hit me on the way home on election day and I couldn’t help thinking about how, no matter how things went, everyone was going to hurt. Everyone. I started to pray and the more I did, the more I felt like crying. It felt like something long coming. The stock market started crashing… Read more This Election In Free Verse
I’m trying to coax this one tear out of the corner of the room and get him to be a bit more social. I woke up to a day that should have had a trigger warning. The hashtag today had my uncle’s name and five kids. I read this shortly after lunch today and slumped… Read more Tragedy In Free Verse