As a listless young couple debates whether to have a child, a visit to a boss' fancy home unearths the rot at the core of their marriage.
A review of the cult novel, Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney.
The Debut poetry collection by Craig A. Hart. Published in 2013, The Magician of Wrigley Street.
Karaoke is a fun and entertaining pastime... but it starts with having a good host. These three tips should help you as both a karaoker and a Karaoke host (KJ)
Released on September 24th, 1991, Nirvana's "Nevermind" remains as relevant today as it was when it was released. here, the author shares his thoughts on the impact of record.
Scottish songstress KT Tunstall talks about her new album, the rigors of the road, skinny dipping, mini golf, puppies and dinosaurs. Contains audio.
A Review of a performance by Neo-soul band Fitz and the Tantrums at the Oregon Zoo Amphitheater on 8/19/16.
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.
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.
What is Creative non fiction and how does one write it?
Eating healthier and smarter doesn't mean sacrificing taste.
The white van speaker scam... don't be a victim!
An overview of the life of Kurt Cobain (Feb 20th, 1967- April 5th 1994).
installment seven in an ongoing music review series. This one features songs Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians, Echo and the Bunnymen, Ryan Adams, Mayer Hawthorne, Muse, Anberlin, The Cure, Radiohead, Five Iron Frenzy...
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.
Another article with writing tips. This one says, essentially, "Don't be anonymous".
Joe Paterno and Penn State are guilty of sexual abuse, even though they were not the one's committing the physical act. Jerry Sandusky, former defensive coordinator for the Penn State Nittany Lions Football team has...
A short sketch on the god Chronos, the personification of time.
a poem where the poet was clearly just having fun with words!
an old man on the beach, enjoying his daily routine and his afternoon nap
you should plan a visit to the Painted Desert in Arizona for your next summer travel experience
the destination is not half as fun as the journey
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.
A poem I wrote in high school turned into a song about a friend I had who as contemplating suicide.
i had a bird that flew away
train stations are neat=o/ Here's a bio of Portland, Oregon's Union Station
a poem of self righteousness, hubris, and all that good stuff.
an analysis of the dying all ages music scene in Portland with some proposed theories. (original date of publication, October 31, 2012).
an interesting take on Genesis Chapter 3
James Jones' final book, and third in his world war 2 trilogy stinks.