Jon Snow’s Death: Honorable & Ironic

Jon Snow is – or was – the most honorable character on HBO’s heralded Game of Thrones TV series. Snow stands alone next to his father, Ned Stark, who also lost his neck at the end of Season 1 for the same character flaw: rigid adherence to his honor system. Whether or not one agrees…

The Walking Dead: Redefining Civilization

Before diving into the juicy, bloody guts of AMC’s television series The Walking Dead, let us first take at least a cursory review of civilization, and what it means to exist in our modern, Western society. In its essence, civilization is simply an organized grouping of individuals who work together towards some common purpose. Typically…

The Cinderella Story: Sacrifice & Redemption

She’s beautiful, pure of heart, joyful, dutiful, innocent, elegant and grieving the loss of her mother and father. Yet she presses onward. She even presses onward with enthusiasm and a “can do” attitude. The Cinderella story is about Ella, a simple country girl who lives to live life, in all of its experiences. Yet such…