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brambles and gratitude (Day 28)

brambles and gratitude
each expression a blessing
a fixed companion
every benevolent exertion
for a body
for a birth
each desire a grief 220 more words

Have politicians ever got anything right?

Mary Shelley wrote to her pioneering relation Alexander Berry in New South Wales (husband of Mary’s cousin nee Elizabeth Wollstonecraft) on June 30th 1848:

Dear Mr. 140 more words

Mary Shelley

365 Days of Gratitude - Day 436

For friends of common ilk…

And their willingness to share their stories, for the sharing of fears/hopes/dreams and pain…

“It may…be judged indecent in me to come forward on this occasion; but when I see a fellow-creature about to perish through the cowardice of her pretended friends, I wish to be allowed to speak, that I may say what I know of her character.” …

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“Slowly I learnt the ways of humans: how to ruin, how to hate, how to debase, how to humiliate. And at the feet of my Master I learnt the highest of human skills, the skill no other creature owns: … 16 more words


3 Classics that Preach the Gospel

As my classes this year begin to wind down, I find myself making frequent glances in the rearview mirror, looking back at all the worlds I have led my students through. 959 more words

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Scary Silents: Frankenstein (1910)

Look, my Scary Silents series is alive! ALIVE!!! And today we’re dissecting a classic, the Edison Studios adaptation of Frankenstein from 1910. As most horror buffs know, this was the first filmed version of Mary Shelley’s novel, even though I gotta say the adaptation is a tad on the “creative” side. 3,716 more words


Review: Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley

Since I am a science fiction author now and I’ve started doing reviews, I figured, why not read and talk about some of the classics?  And where better to start than with what is widely considered the first true science fiction novel, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. 1,337 more words