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The mark of humanity

Today’s reading from Genesis 4:8-15 brings to a tragic conclusion the story of Cain and Abel. Murder is murder, it’s a fact of daily life wherever human beings live with other human beings. 1,499 more words

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East of Eden should be recognized as The Great American Novel (yes, that’s capitalized). More than Moby Dick or Huckleberry Finn, more than The Great Gatsby or The Catcher in the Rye, or Steinbeck’s other great novel The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden gives an expansive view of american life in a way that no other piece of literature has; spanning generations, from the civil war to world war I, it follows the families Trask and Hamilton, while paralleling the story of Genesis in more ways than one.

Happy Birthday John Steinbeck.

Examining Cathy in John Steinbeck's East of Eden

East of Eden (Centennial Edition). John Steinbeck. New York: Penguin, 2002. 601 pages.

I’m not going to write a full review of East of Eden. Suffice to say that it’s an excellent novel and lives up, in my estimation anyhow, to the author’s legacy as a giant of American literature. 1,187 more words


A Moment of Science (that somehow turns into a moment of Steinbeck)

I interrupt your normally scheduled programming for this moment of science. One of my professors from college recently posted the following update on the state of our atmosphere, and I thought it was worth sharing: 807 more words



Montgomery Clift’s Chuck Glover, a modern man, finds himself in the midst of a dated landscape with a forward-thinking mind-set, making him a very commendable cinematic character at the centre of this wonderful 1960 modernity drama from Hollywood master director Elia Kazan. 448 more words


6th day of work in a row :\


Walking Marcus back from the dog park, listening to week loud in head phones, I started to cry. Their songs always get to me. Givin’ me chills and little tears. 267 more words

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