Blood, Sweat, Tears, and Loose Change: the Essential Resources

In sociology we’re studying why some people groups are still sticking animals (and each other) with spears while others are putting men on the moon. One theory goes that it has absolutely everything to do with geographic blessedness. Simply, if you live in a place where you can grow and store crops, domesticate animals, andContinue reading “Blood, Sweat, Tears, and Loose Change: the Essential Resources”

The Handmaid’s Tale: A Book Review

This is an essay I wrote in Ms. Blank’s English 102 last semester on a book assigned to the class: The Handmaid’s Tale. The Handmaid’s Tale: A Dysfunctional Dystopia (3/29/18) Margaret Atwood wrote The Handmaid’s Tale with considerably limiting self-imposed constraints in place. In the book’s introduction, she says she feared that the story would have aContinue reading “The Handmaid’s Tale: A Book Review”

Concerning Hobbits and Presidents

Several weeks ago one of my friends, who recently taught a short period of high school literature, said she was going do the essay she’d assigned her students and asked if I’d do it too. This is what came of that. And below is a political cartoon I sketched today. 6/28/18 Three Things Concerning HobbitsContinue reading “Concerning Hobbits and Presidents”