March Books

This month, the books I read were deep and thought provoking and even sometimes morally upsetting.  Truth be told, those are the types of books I like to read (for the most part). But this month, the subject material in these books was quite heavy. The Awakening By Kate Chopin For my online class this semester, I…Read more March Books

The beauty of Victor Hugo (pt. 10)

In this final section of the book, the lovers are married, Marius discovered who saved his life, and a wonderful, good, gentle soul enters Heaven. There are things we should not attempt to paint; the sun is among them. (p. 1343) We are pitiless toward happy lovers; we stay there when they have the greatest…Read more The beauty of Victor Hugo (pt. 10)

The beauty of Victor Hugo (pt. 9)

In this part of the story, the Friends of the ABC Cafè are killed, Marius is saved, and Javert commits suicide. It sometimes happens that, even against principles, even against liberty, equality, and fraternity, even against universal suffrage, even against the government of all by all, from the depths of its anguish, of its discouragements, its privations, its…Read more The beauty of Victor Hugo (pt. 9)

Days of Cheer: Santa and Rudolph, The Grinch, and The Christmas Song

Well, hi.  Sorry I'm becoming less and less consistent.  The closer it gets to Christmas, the more and more I have to do, and the less of a priority blogging becomes.  But some of my most favorite things are coming up, so stay tuned! Santa and Rudolph Okay, let's be real here: who doesn't watch…Read more Days of Cheer: Santa and Rudolph, The Grinch, and The Christmas Song

Days of Cheer: “White Christmas”

One of my most favorite holiday movies of all time is White Christmas with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye.  First off, I just love classic movies like that.  Movies with big show-stopping dance numbers and music by Irving Berlin.  Second, what is Christmas time, if "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas" isn't looping through your head? Here…Read more Days of Cheer: “White Christmas”