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Egoism and the Hero's Journey

I blame Ursula Le Guin.

I read The Dispossessed recently and, aside from the obvious depths I found around exploring unconventional political philosophy, the conflicts between home and self and the morality of knowledge, I was struck by a particularly technical aspect of the writing. 22 more words



Describe in specific detail a conflict that is reflected in Chapter One.  How is it resolved?


Bookmarked: Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five

The Bookmarked series, in case you were wondering, is a new line of books from IG Publishing in which lesser-known authors meditate on the impact that various works of literature by better-known authors have had an impact on their lives. 320 more words


Rambling Thoughts about Graduation


The high school world is a bizarre place. Or maybe I’m the oddity (likely to be the case). Graduation has not hit me, prom-excitement eludes me, and the tearful farewell still seems far, far away. 632 more words

Daily Doodles

Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut

I was underwhelmed by Slaughterhouse Five.

It stands on the intersection of books that I care about, and the books that I don’t. By that I mean that… 404 more words


Even so

Horatio Spafford, a man you’ve probably never heard of, wrote a song you’ve probably sung many times, “It is Well.”

Here are the first and last verses: 535 more words


Weekend Reading - 13.05.2016

Voyager by Diana Gabaldon

Last year, whilst on a Scottish road trip, my sister and I inadvertently visited several of the Historic Scotland sites used as filming locations for Outlander – a show and book series I was aware of, but didn’t know too much about. 627 more words