642 Things to Write About

As many of you likely noticed, I haven’t been writing as much as I used to. I wish I could blame this sudden lapse on my busy work schedule or my full school schedule, but in all honesty I’ve just been lazy, unmotivated, and lacking inspiration. Last year, I was balancing two full time jobs…

Dido vs. Aeneas: Who’s The Most Pious One of All?

Another sampling of my academic writing! ___________________________________ Dido vs. Aeneas: Who’s The Most Pious One of All?             One of the most common themes cited in Virgil’s The Aeneid is piety, specifically piety in terms of dutiful obedience to the gods’ will. Many scholars would argue that Aeneas’ greatest character trait is his duty, cited…

The Orphan, a new poem.

I’m still working on this one (this is rough draft number five), but it’s beginning to take shape. __________________________________ Cancer, the silent killer. By the time you see the symptoms, it’s too late. Blood in the urine, bile behind the eyes. Jaundiced skin stretched over calcified bones; you watch the organs fail, one by one.…

Antigone’s Greatest Enemy: Ismene

Another sampling of my academic writing. ____________________________________________________ Antigone’s Greatest Enemy: Ismene A common interpretation of Sophocles’ play, Antigone, is that Creon is the greatest adversary to Antigone’s will, and ultimately his obstinacy led to her suicide [and the tragic end to his lineage]. While I agree Creon’s initial decision to deny Antigone’s brother, Polyneices, a…

The Great Homeric Misconception: Misogyny

I’ve been rather silent lately, but not without good cause: my classes this semester are incredibly challenging and time consuming. I’m not complaining; in fact, it’s the opposite – I’m loving every minute of it. Since I haven’t shared any academic writing in a while, I decided to share my position paper on The Iliad…

The Premiere of Haggling

Labor Day weekend was slightly more special for me this year. Not only did I get an extra day off (in commemoration for the workers unions and fair labor acts, not expectant mothers as many falsely think), I also got the opportunity to see my screenplay, “Haggling,” come to life on the big screen! It…