“Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life, are not only not indispensable, but positive hinderances to the elevation of mankind.” -Henry David Thoreau, Walden I read Walden during the spring semester of 2016, and I was immediately drawn into this narrative for its ability to provide the reader with a… Continue reading Walden and Anti-Capitalism
I stared at the vibrant yellow leaves above me, as they rustled in the cool November breeze, under the bright sunny skies in Mosholu Parkway. The weather was a rarity, as people walked down the black cement trails with t-shirts and light hooded sweaters over their torsos, with smiling faces that only made the day… Continue reading Nature Walk and Thoughts
Titles are the first thing we see when we pick up a piece of literature. It can make us wonder, it can baffle us, and it can make us put the book back down and continue on with our day. Titles are meant to grab our attention. Titles can be one of the hardest things… Continue reading Hope Lesl…I mean…Magawisca or, Early Times in the Massachusetts
How did Game of Thrones become so popular? Is it because of the ongoing action that keeps us entertained? Word of mouth of how “good” it actually is? What about the sex scenes? Maybe, who knows? Religion is an important part of the series as well, but as viewers we tend to overlook such… Continue reading Who would have thought? Comparing America’s Puritans and Game of Thrones’ Old Gods of the Forest
I cringe now at the thought of having to associate the term American with the United States. American seems to imply that only United States citizens deserve to be called such a word, but American is not a term that should only describe people from a country that has been the center of so many… Continue reading American? Maybe, I’ll have to check.
The harsh stench of days old Coca-Cola slowly creep pass your nostrils as they walk by you. To us, the only reasonable reaction to such a foul odor is to whine or nag about it. “That is so gross.” “So disgusting!” “God, I hate these people” “Why do they stink this much.” And so on.… Continue reading Not Everything is Trash