Are You Sane?

At the first, a working definition of sanity must be presented: “The state of sound mental and emotional faculties which allow for a rationalistic, logical and keenly-attuned awareness and interaction with one’s inner and outer environments.” Most of us would probably confirm that we are, indeed, sane. We live in a world governed essentially by…

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…

I Think, Therefore I Think

Identity sets us apart. Who we are – or perhaps, who we think ourselves to be and who we present to the world – provides us with that unique stamp of demarcation as it envelopes us with labels, beliefs, principles, and desires that constellate into the “I”. For some, the results are self-judged as disastrous,…

The Walking Dead: Redefining Civilization

Spoiler Alert! If you have not watched through the end of The Walking Dead Season 5 yet, be warned there are references in this article that may spoil your experience when you do. Before diving into the juicy, bloody guts of AMC’s television series The Walking Dead, let us first take at least a cursory…

Unadulterated Freedom

Freedom is a confusing term. We throw it about as if it is our inalienable right, especially in America. In fact, the foundation of the nation is centered upon this very word, at least in theory. While this article will not be an investigation into the meaning of American freedom, it will nevertheless address freedom…

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…