Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch: A Brief Review

I recognize I’m a solid two years late to the bandwagon on this one, but I read Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch over the summer and I have very mixed emotions. Rather than write out a book report, allow me to compile a list of what I loved and what left me peeved: The Good: Holy…

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When Do We Address #GunLaws?

I support any American’s decision to practice their right to bear arms based on the constitution as it is currently written. Go for it. I choose not to, but that is mainly because I’m klutzy and would likely cause more injury to myself than I would a potential attacker. I’m not a fan of guns,…

The Terrorist Attack in Orlando, Florida

An act of terrorism has two goals: 1.) To harm as many as possible; 2.) To create fear. Step one is complete. The harm has been committed; at least 50 people are dead, and more than 50 are injured, making this the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. History. I refuse to let the terrorists accomplish…

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.…

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…

Lie to Me.

Lie to me. Tell me I’m the only one. Tell me I’m your muse. Tell me I’m the only star in your sky. Lie to me. Tell me I’m the most beautiful woman you’ve ever seen. Tell me our sex is communion. Tell me my pussy is magic. Lie to me. Tell me you’re leaving…