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Essay of an Essay that was a Terrible Essay

By Michael Ernst

My first major non-fiction essay that I ever had to write was a real pain in the ass.  I can remember the great amounts of stress it brought me, and frankly, I hated every single moment of my existence while constructing this poor excuse of a paper. 802 more words


Leia in Episode 8: Characterization I'd Like to See

Star Wars: Bloodline is released tomorrow, promising to explain the birth of the Resistance and give fans a look at the complicated relationship between Leia and Darth Vader. 934 more words



Third grade is not the time a girl is supposed to get boobs. Every girl, like me, who got boobs so young, I pity. I suppose there are two reactions one could have to discovering her breasts have rounded at the tender age of ten: 568 more words


May Day Meditation

On May Day after doing my Beltane ritual and walking the dogs, I wandered around the house, field, brook, and wooded areas on my property looking for evidence of the first seasonal mayflowers. 1,679 more words


The Princess and the Goblin

Over last summer we were assigned to read a book for our English class as a part of summer reading. My class was assigned “The Princess and the Goblin” which is a pretty good book. 21 more words

School Projects

The Story of Philosophy - "On The Uses of Philosophy"

In my previous post, I introduced ever so briefly “The Story of Philosophy”, a book that is widely considered to be a great starting point for those who wish to partake of what Plato called “that dear delight”. 1,258 more words