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A son is a son…..

I grew up hearing the rhyme, ” A daughter’s a daughter all of her life, but a son is a son till he takes on a wife”. 725 more words


Essay: The New Puritan Shame Culture

In the April 1886 issue of The Atlantic Monthly Julian Hawthorne, son of Nathaniel, reviewed his father’s The Scarlett Letter. Towards the conclusion of his stunning, 9,000+ word essay, the younger Hawthorne reflected on the moral irony of  Hester Prynne’s world: 1,634 more words


Distant Worlds

Final Fantasy is an important part of my life, it is so important that I paid money to go and see the music performed live by an orchestra. 897 more words


It's Mechanical From Here On Out

(mechanical, repetitive and involving straight white males in the only roles of significance – it’s just like the Transformers movies!)

By ‘mechanical’, I’m referring to doing things that are intense repetitive, rather than ‘creative’ work which can be done from the comfort of a beanbag under the influence of some slightly illegal narcotics. 400 more words


My Happy Place

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has a huge campus. There are buildings from a hundred years ago, to the most modern and sustainable buildings that can be built today. 1,496 more words


When Entertainment Media Almost Saved the Day

The world will remember the Sony hack throughout history. The company took a risk communicating an important message through the worldwide medium of film. The risk was messing with one the most unpredictable, totalitarian, and dangerous countries in the world. 1,105 more words