This category contains 5 posts

What is an Ensō?

What is an Ensō? I’ve been thinking about Taoism and Zen much more lately.  Usually it’s just something that I come back to when I feel… unbalanced.  Work-life becomes stressful or I’m so focused on some new project that I let things slip–like oversleeping or neglecting friends– and then I thumb through my old copy … Continue reading

DIY Laptop Case

DIY Laptop Case I’ve been looking around for a case for my MacBook Pro.  I wanted something that didn’t require me to buy a totally new backpack, but did add some protection without much bulk.  They ranged from simple stick on skins which while cheap didn’t really add any protection, polycarbonate shells (with reports of … Continue reading

#41 The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby For this review I’m going to break from my usual pattern and deliver this review in two parts. The first part will be a review of the film as, well, a film.  The second part of my review will be more of an explication of a personal epiphany. Part I Baz, Loud … Continue reading

30 In Your 30’s: A Bucket List

This post is in response to “30 Things Travelers Must See and Do Before They’re 30” by Lacy Morris on Huff Post.  I found in by way on my friend over at Red Pen Confessions.  Thanks, Brianna! So the basic premise is that there are thirty things we should try to do before we exit … Continue reading

Allusion, Homage, or Plagiarism?

Georges Polti, a 19th century French author, attempted to create a system to categorize every dramatic situation in a piece of literature.  Polti, looking at classical Greek texts and contemporary French texts, created a list of 36 plots.  It is an interesting exercise to think that every plot however twisting and convoluted can be slotted … Continue reading