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“There is much to love, and that love is what we are left with. When the bombs stop dropping, and the camps fall back to the earth and decay, and we are done killing each other, that is what we must hold.

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Struggles of an incessant thinker

I work with children and I am amazed by their ability to completely be absorbed in that moment that they are in, whether a tantrum or a smile or the act of devouring food. 464 more words

Imagined Spaces: Forests and the Fairy Tale World

The following is taken from a conference paper I presented at the Imagined Spaces conference at the University of Bristol in 2015.

Fairy tales occupy an imaginative space in which they present a moral or social lesson by means of a series of simplified signifiers. 2,361 more words

Perrault and Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales

In my senior year at Temple, I took a Child Literature and Folklore class. It was a very interesting class. All we did was read children’s stories and talk about them.  2,003 more words


22nd April 2016

In our April seminar we covered just seven lines, 534.3-10 (‘Tiktak’ to ‘as this is’). As usual, we began by going around the room and offering initial observations. 729 more words

ARC Review: Crimson Bound

Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When Rachelle was fifteen she was good—apprenticed to her aunt and in training to protect her village from dark magic. 494 more words


What the F Hollywood! Witch Movies

We all have seen them in some shape or form. Witches. A very casual theme around Halloween. Ugly women with green skin, maybe more ugly who want to gobble up all the kiddies.   1,787 more words

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