By Natalie Merchant Ophelia was a bride of God A novice Carmelite In sister cells The cloister bells tolled on her wedding night Ophelia was the rebel girl A blue stocking suffragette Who remedied society between her cigarettes And Ophelia … Continue reading
Tragedy moves like a ghost appearing in the most unexpected places. And in the midst of experience, philosophy seems both more and less important to our feeble attempts at understand suffering and loss. While reading the fictional tragedy of Hamlet … Continue reading
And there’s the humor of it… You probably already realize that by our standards, Shakespeare spoke funny. And, I don’t mean funny-ha ha; I mean funny-strange. But, in Shakespeare’s day, “humor” didn’t mean funny. Instead “humours” were liquids in the … Continue reading
There is no escaping it. Writing is difficult. But some writing is more difficult. Some writing requires hours of quietly wrought deliberation with one’s own thoughts. There’s no doubt, that good writing requires good thinking. Good writing defies formula, defies … Continue reading
Entering “The Matrix” with my students never fails to dominate my cognitive time, though this time will be different. This time, instead of an emphasis on the construction of meaning through cinematic devices, I will enter the film spending time … Continue reading
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