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Cruel (though, sadly, far from unusual) Punishment: With a Capital P

Bloody wounds,
So they say,
Will heal, all
In time,

But the scars,
As it goes,
For too many

Shall remain
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Ethics of an American Tragedy

I remember the day of the Boston Marathon Bombings very vividly. I got home from school, turned on the television and immediately texted my friend, whom I know has family in Boston, to see if everything was alright. 453 more words

Social Media Ethics

Relatives Fly to Taiwan Plane-Crash Site, 48 Dead

(TAIPEI, Taiwan) — Family members of victims of a plane crash were flying to the small Taiwanese island on Thursday where the plane had unsuccessfully attempted to land in stormy weather, killing 48. 650 more words

Tweeting Through Tragedy

While I’m not a real runner, I was definitely part of the “¼th of people” that learned about, and followed, the Boston marathon bombing via social media. 583 more words


The Kingmaker's Daughter

Some of you might recognize Philippa Gregory’s other works, perhaps the most well-known being The Other Boleyn Girl thanks to the motion picture based on it. 750 more words


Romantic Comedy and Tragedy - William Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" and "Romeo and Juliet"

The Taming of the Shrew (1591)
Romantic comedies have not changed much in 425 years. Typical 21st-century rom-com films have silly plots, outrageous circumstances, shallow characters, questionable actions done by the main characters, and fun music to knit it all together. 1,167 more words


Thank You Citizens of the Netherlands

I watched the CNN coverage of the first bodies from the MH17 tragedy being flown to the Netherlands today.  I have been so troubled by this tragedy.   588 more words