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Postmodernism: Vicious Circles and Metanarratives

In the class I’m teaching, we just finished our discussion about Tom Perrotta’s The Leftovers with some comments about vicious circles and how the characters seem to be trapped in these ever repeating loops that seem to go nowhere. 799 more words

Postmodernism

Counter-Narrative

My generation is the generation of storytellers. We may not necessarily rally ’round the bonfire to relate spine-tingling tales of fiction (although we might), and we may not all be hooked on the latest trilogy of best-selling novels (yet we probably are), but we are the ones who sit down together and say, “Tell me your story.” Social media gives us the ability to heard hundreds of anecdotes and reports a day, and we absorb them all, connect them all. 1,233 more words

Public Theology

261. puissant

Just came from an encouraging session with my therapist.

I’m often left a bit dubious or even suspicious whenever things go positively. Maybe I’m carrying around the notion that therapy must be fraught with powerful emotion, or the measure of work in therapy including profound revelations, breakthroughs into the nature of what brought one to therapy in the first place. 965 more words

Essays

259. iatrogenic

It’s Pride month again in Minneapolis, and another year finds me not feeling very proud… or particularly fabulous. Some of this does have to do with the attack in Orlando on last Sunday, that another bigot turned their hate into bullets, and how I don’t really feel like celebrating when so many people died and we have a majority in Congress who don’t give a shit that a bunch of dirty fags were killed in a gay nightclub. 935 more words

Essays

The Hours by Michael Cunningham

When reading this book I was thinking about ‘the Housewife’ image and the process of writing.

The characters were created to explore the idea of the meaning of life. 493 more words

Writing

Plot Challenge of the Week

So, I honestly think that Alayna and I have been blessed with a dream baby. I struggle to think of something that you would want in a baby that our child isn’t: he is alert (very alert actually and interested in his surroundings), he is exceedingly calm (the only times he fusses at all are when he’s either really hungry or being changed… healing circumcisions will do that), he started nursing almost immediately, he is healthy, nurses well, poops well, etc, he sleeps very well, and he’s cute as a button to top it all off. 222 more words

Writing Challenge

The 'Other'

We are all subjects worthy of investigation

Our gestures, words and position in society

All available to the scrutiny of others

If only you dared to look. 92 more words

Poetry