Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Essential BPD Family Guide

A review of Randi Kruger’s book The Essential BPD Family Guide and the lack of compassion and increasing dehumanization when it comes to personality disorder. Continue reading

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Re: Trigger Warnings

Trigger warnings were created with respectable intentions. They are supposed to protect the vulnerable and warn of abuse or distressing events, especially for those who’ve been subject traumatic events.  In a way, they almost work like movie ratings.  And in theory, … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: Audiobook edition

A review of the audio version of F.L. Baum’s The Wizard of Oz as performed by Anne Hathaway Continue reading

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Second Variety by Philip K. Dick

“As the Tassos reached for him, a last ironic thought drifted through Hendricks’ mind. He felt a little better, thinking about it. The bomb. Made by the Second Variety to destroy all other varieties. Made for that end alone. They were … Continue reading

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Crooked Little Lies by Barbara Taylor Sissel

At the beginning of every month, Amazon editors select four new books from different genres. These books are made available in advance of their official release date. Prime members can choose one of them for free. I use this as … Continue reading

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The Odyssey

He must be indeed a shifty lying fellow said she who could surpass you in all manner of craft even though you had a God for your antagonist. Daredevil that you are, full of guile, unwearying in deceit, can you … Continue reading

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A Whole Lotta Nopes: Podcast Edition

Every week or so, I try to scout the featured page on the iTunes store for a new podcast. Though I am subscribed to several great podcasts, I like listening to new things as I am easily bored. Anyway, a couple … Continue reading

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Mater and Odysseus 

So I’m currently reading The Odyssey and one of my favorite parts is when Odysseus recalls his adventures to the king of the Phaeacians because he’s such a good storyteller that the reader is  almost enchanted. I read The Odyssey … Continue reading

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The Iliad

At daybreak we will arm and fight about the ship. Granted that Achilles has again come forward to defend them, let it be as he will, but it shall go hard with him. I shall not shun him, but will … Continue reading

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Greek Mythology and Literary Tradition

Khaíre! (That’s “hello” in Ancient Greek)    Before I review The Iliad  I thought I’d write up something about Greek mythology and the Greek literary tradition to set the premise for the epic. I personally love Greek mythology, I’ve read plenty … Continue reading

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