Victor Hugo is an amazing writer. Les Miserables is a fantastic book. Another one I would classify as a Masterpiece. However, unlike Lord of the Flies, it is not a book that I would recommend to just anyone. It is long. And the truth is, it is much longer than the story calls for. If... Continue Reading →
Saturday Sass! Anyone else feel it was a bit rich that a farm boy from Tatooine can tell anyone that they are from nowhere?
QotD: Force Friday Mixed with a little bit of Chirrut and Baze Character Analysis. What really made Rogue One was the characters. I am ALL about the characters. A storyline can be terrible, but if the characters interest me I will see it over and over, and buy the movie. Thankfully, Rogue One is close to... Continue Reading →
Sometimes my thought process is hard to follow. But I promise, if you hang on to the end, everything will come together when I finally get around to making my point. I don't know if that is because I have a flare for the dramatic and like big reveals, or I am just terrible at... Continue Reading →
I have a thing for words. I love words. I love everything about them. I love finding the most perfect and most precise word for the sentence. I love word-play. I love taking apart a commonplace word and thinking about it's origins and what it means. I love ordering the words in a sentence, creating clauses... Continue Reading →
While a Star Wars quote, there is so much here. This is a truth seen everywhere, through history, and in our daily lives. This is a truth of the One True Story that is the story of the world. Last year, when teaching Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, and my students were asking why the Senator's hated... Continue Reading →
Most people have to read Lord of the Flies in high school. Most people hate it, or don't get it. I actually didn't have to read it in high school, because it was an on-level book and I was in Pre-AP that year. But I heard my friends talking about it, so I tried to... Continue Reading →
This quote has always fascinated me. There are two opposing thoughts in just this one line. Darth Vader has been trying to convince Luke to join him in the Empire. He has tried to lure him with the power of the Dark Side. And yet in the same breath he admits that the Dark Side... Continue Reading →