For millennia, language has served humanity as a bridge from one great mind to another. The channel opened by such meaningful discourse surpasses the faculties of all other animals … Continue reading Layers of Reality: Exploring the Mental Landscape via the Voices of Lincoln, Dickinson, Poole, and Melville
Building on the brink of perception, mankind hoists symbols of finite experience- taking pride in that which both unites a culture, yet defines a fragment of the whole. … Continue reading The Address: Changing the World in 272 Words
There is a human quality that seeks to examine the condition of the self within one’s constraints — be those literal or perceived — and hungers for inclusion in a … Continue reading Trail to Transcendence: The Journeys of the Pious Taylor and Industrious Equiano
In the budding humanistic climate of 16th Century Europe, men are sovereign and fortune is a strumpet. Against this backdrop, the immortal works of Shakespeare take form, commentating on … Continue reading Weeding the Contagious Garden: Hamlet and Othello
The passage from one state of being to another is an intrinsic function catalyzing the cycle of life. Emily Dickinson successfully illustrates this movement between states of being in her … Continue reading Breaking Through (I felt a Funeral, in my Brain)
Identities are not only shaped by the world, they inspire the way in which that world is seen. Painted with the language of surreal imagery and metaphor by short story author Katherine Mansfield, “Miss Brill” explores a figurative world that is becoming furtively colder- one that pushes some souls into isolation while exploiting others, all for the purposes of the show.
Growing up without television in rural North Carolina, imagination is the key to recreation.. It’s the 90’s and life is an adventure, with wooded trails to explore, bases … Continue reading Finding the Words