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 and analysis of Jamaica Kincaid's short story, "Girl"
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.
Is mass texting a socially acceptable way to stay in touch, or is it rude and impersonal?
An analysis of the poem, the Filling Station, by American poet laureate, Elizabeth Bishop.
The author writes a letter to his six year old self, explaining the origins of his emetophobia
A look at Why JD Salinger named his novel the Catcher in the Rye
a description of the revision process along with a revised version of a previously published essay, also by our author.
The white van speaker scam... don't be a victim!
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.
a review of one of the first books to expose the tragedy of conflict diamonds.
Poetry tips. Using endstopepd and enjambed lines, using found poems to practice.
A short sketch on the god Chronos, the personification of time.
a revision of an earlier published poem.
a brief analysis and commentary on the film "The Birds" from an artistic perspective
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...
an analysis of the dying all ages music scene in Portland with some proposed theories.