This just happened to pop up in my YouTube feed this morning and I had to watch it several times. It's what the title says, and it's enlightening and disheartening all at the same time. Journalists are not the freaking enemy of the people. They are OF the people more than the damned politicians, for … Continue reading What do Foreign Correspondents Think of the U.S.? (video from The New Yorker)
I talked to my mom this morning after debating with myself for 20 minutes on whether or not I should (not a promising sign). I was worried she was gonna be one of those hoaxers or conspiracy theorists about the whole virus deal. Well, only took three minutes to get into it, and thankfully only … Continue reading Q #125: Lies, damned lies, & statistics; or, Coronavirus versus other modern contagions.
Being a despondent, annoyed, and conflicted person on Sundays, it's perhaps natural that I think about what Sunday usually dredges up: thoughts about religion. I think today I'd have something in common with most of the churchgoers this particular Sunday--hoping the sermons hurry up and finish so everybody can get home and get the barbecue … Continue reading #086–Do Jews Interpret the Creation as told in Genesis Literally?
My Copy: 9780292764996 (image from amazon.com) This is another book that'll take me a while to get into again. Like The Georgics (which I chose not to review), I am just not up on my early poetry or poetic works. And so much of what's in here is fragmentary. I chose to pick up The … Continue reading The Poetic Edda, trans. by Lee M. Hollander
My Copy: 9780826430021 (image from Bloomsbury publishing, though there are two different covers, it seems) I'm not sure how long ago I bought this skinny textbook, but I've thumbed through it a few times for my master's thesis. I know that's the main reason I bought it. As someone wanting to learn more about film-making, … Continue reading An Introduction to Film Analysis: Technique and Meaning in Narrative Film, by Michael Ryan & Melissa Lenos
My Copy: 9780762449378 (image from amazon.com) I finally found this book after looking at Angel/Demon mythology and trying to understand where it came from. I needed to research it because I've had story ideas burning a hole in my head, wanting me to use them. But when I found this anthology existed, I got to … Continue reading The Mammoth Book of Angels and Demons (#1 of 4), edited by Paula Guran