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Why are we still obsessed with Helen of Troy?

I’m going to direct that question to myself: why am I still so obsessed with Helen of Troy? I read this book recently that tried to answer that question for me, and I think I have the answer. 926 more words


A foggy morning, I wonder what this portends. I always take the weather as an omen

A foggy morning, I wonder what this portends. I always take the weather as an omen and sincerely believe my emotional life causes changes in the weather. 236 more words

Helen of Troy, as told by Margaret Atwood: a poem

Today I wanted to share one of my favorite poems ever. This is “Helen of Troy Does Countertop Dancing” by Margaret Atwood. I’ve been thinking a lot about this poem recently, because I’m reading this book about Helen of Troy through the ages, Beauty, Myth, Devastation by Ruby Blondell. 657 more words


The Thing About Daughters... (G-uno)

She was the first in every way, from the moment they laid her warm 8 pound 6 ounce body onto my chest. Heart to heart, my world would never be the same. 306 more words


September Reads & Recs

Colder months are approaching, a.k.a. the months that I sit and read 87% of the time. Can’t wait. After reading almost nothing for the month of August (and instead watching Friday Night Lights on Netflix obsessively and spending too much money on admittedly awesome events), I’m really itching to start reading some of these books. 173 more words


Flash! Friday: Vol 3 - 39

My heart is full.

This week you beautiful writers soared from every corner of the earth to surroundĀ Flash! Friday dragon Beth Peterson as she shuffled off her battered mortal coil. 494 more words

Flash Fiction

Can you blame Helen (of Troy)?

It’s good thing for this country that the Puritans never quite figured out how to combine a theology of predestination with an ethical system. And it’s a… 297 more words