When I first read George Orwell’s ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’, the year in question seemed far into the future. I was in my teens. It would be 23 years later in 1984 that we would be asked to make props for the film staring John Hurt and Richard Burton. 1,024 more words

Not a bed of roses after all

For two hundred years we had sawed and sawed and sawed at the branch we were sitting on. And in the end, much more suddenly than anyone had foreseen, our efforts were rewarded, and down we came. 35 more words


January Wrap-Up/February TBR

Hi. I’m pretty happy with what I read in January. I finally finished The Morganville Vampires series, and I finally started The Selection series.

January Wrap-Up… 589 more words

Rachel Caine

Does Belief in the Afterlife Affect Behavior Here?

Belief in the next world does not influence conduct as it would if it were genuine.  With that endless existence beyond death to look forward to, how trivial our lives here would seem!  63 more words

Christian Worldview

Quotes about Dark Hair

“It was black-black, so thick it drank two containers of relaxer at the salon, so full it took hours under the hooded dryer, and, when finally released from pink plastic rollers, sprang free and full, flowing down her back like a celebration. 169 more words


Guns, Political Language, and Surveying Change

In 2014, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence celebrated its 40th anniversary. Actually, the CSGV celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2014, since it has only existed under that name since 1989. 661 more words


Betrayal Happens

The motion that I chose was: “The benefits of dictatorship outweigh democracy’s”.

First of all everything that happened in the Animal Farm was based on how it was ran. 306 more words