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Astrophil, The Renaissance Stalker: A Reflection on Astrophil and Stella Sonnets (Sidney)

Sidney has certainly offered readers a beautiful journey through the psychology of love, with all of its confusion, base emotions and obsessions in his Astrophil and Stella Sonnets. 1,101 more words


Member Monday: I Saw My Mom Today by Patsy Parker

Welcome back to Member Monday. ¬†Today we welcome first time poster, Patsy Parker. ¬†Grab a cup of something warm and a tissue and enjoy Patsy’s poignant essay. 616 more words

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War Is No Game

Polygon.com is reporting that ISIS has released a trailer for a video game based on Grand Theft Auto for “the training of children and young teenagers to fight the West.” 217 more words


The Vanguard of the United Kingdom

The Scottish independence referendum saga just ended about a week ago (or, as some contend, it’s far from over). The result was a no to independence by 55.3% to 44.7%, a slight margin by most definitions: almost half the population of Scotland will not get what they voted for. 596 more words


Review: Things That Are - Amy Leach.

From the cosmic to the quotidian, this collection of essays by Amy Leach asks us to reconsider our kinship with the wild world.

Things That Are… 126 more words

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Nature Strikes Back . . .

What if the plant world was intelligent and cunning and patient and not at all living a passive existence? What if they evolved through millenniums just as we have, but their evolutionary trail traveled in the opposite direction in order to insure a beneficial relationship with the animal kingdom? 286 more words


Analytical/Argumentative Essays? & Midterms!

Back in the good old days (Don’t misunderstand the good as some sort of contempt, it is more to defeat the status quo of all old days as being the greatest ever… They were hard, just as it is now.) in high school, our concept of essay writing was purely something of paraphrasing and writing. 596 more words

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