Month: February 2005

Under the Volcano and Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Through the course of the twentieth century, a great deal of growth took place in civilized nations. With the great changes in political and social climates came the need for change in the arts, to capture and convey peoples’ changing attitudes toward the human condition in a way that could be better understood. The work […]

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The Cynical Bard

Shakespeare, like any good poet, knew a thing or two about unrequited or ill-fated love. The speaker in his sonnets lavishes affection on a young man who seems to be oblivious, indifferent, or intolerant to the love. There doesn’t seem to be much hope for the speaker in the sonnets. In All’s Well That Ends […]

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A Critical Scene in Twelfth Night

Our group was assigned the play Twelfth Night for performance, and we chose Act IV Scene I. Twelfth Night is a play that turns normal social constructs upside-down, particularly gender roles. The title of the play, as we have learned in class, points to this reversal by referring to the twelfth night of Christmas celebration, […]

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Bottom’s Up: A Strategy for Studying History

There are many possible ways to understand history. We have artifacts and accounts of the events and situations of the past that have shaped what the world is today, and people who study history must make decisions about how to treat this evidence in order to construct a working understanding of what the past actually […]

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Thanks!

Thanks for all the good response to the last poem 🙂 I am posting another right now; it’s three haikus (again) that make up a bigger, more complete poem. and sometime or another, I’ll go through at add poetry (specifically the stuff that has appeared here as featured poetry but is no longer available for […]

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Music

for all you thieves out there: music I have saved my music to my domain host in order to avoid losing all of it should my computer ever die. that means that people who know where to look can steal my music. just so it’s known, I don’t feel perfectly comfortable ignoring copyright laws, as […]

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Valentine’s Day

When the darkness comes, and the cold with itthe friendly giggles of the joyful, the playfulare torturous and cruel;I think about the river you spoke ofthat separates us from those who suffer no more. I think that I would like to cross with you,the echoes of joy still fresh in my ears.But who, having a […]

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Friendly Rejection

Dear Sir or Madam: In regard to your recent application for friend shipwe regret to inform you that you have been denied. Unfortunately, positions in this organizationare currently very limited, and we are reserving the open positionsfor those who are more promising candidates. We would like to extend you deepestgratitudefor your interestin this position, and […]

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V-Day!

I’ve written a nice uplifting poem for the occasion. you can read it here. also, had a nice talk this morning that reminded me of the possibility of travelling to russia to teach english once I finish my bachelor’s degree. I’m looking around online for info about that. UPDATE: I looked around online, and for […]

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Ominous

soft flannel sheets warm my bodyenvelope me in my bedas the cool, moist air blows through the open window the little ones like to go out on the roof to play unseasonably warm, they saya thunderstorm in January like the smell of ozone, just before lightning strikes

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