Bay Terrace

Once there was a garden of long weeds, Stalks of wheat and grass to my untrained eye. The grasses abounded With mosquitoes and flies Biting at my young arms. And my legs ran by, hurrying to enter The dark, smoky room of games, Old and new. The tight togetherness And the pounding excitement Of descent …

No Life Without Love

With their spirit defeated, characters in both Carson McCullers’s novel The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter and the movie Fight Club feel like slaves. The American economy and culture made characters in each novel feel hopeless, depressed, or angry. However, through their struggles, the characters discovered that love uplifted them and presented the meaning of …

Responsibility, or Death

As author John Irving might suggest, we live in a dangerous world. Irving always warns his children of danger, and admits The World According to Garp “is a novel about being careful, and about that not being enough,” (Garp Afterword). Irresponsible adventures plagued Jenny, T.S. Garp, Walt, and nearly every other character in Garp. At …

Iron Shoes of Art

Bulky, imposing, beautiful, queer, and satanic are just a couple of adjectives used to describe Yan Shpilsky’s big metallic boots. But are they works of art? To answer this baffling question, or to at least formulate my own decision, I turned to the leaders of tomorrow for their valuable insight. Ambitious young Ukrainian Leonid Morozovsky …

Writing With Daoism

Harris Beringer did not strive to write this paper. Harris did not try to do it. It was just done. If this seems to be impossible, you just do not understand it. You cannot try to understand it either, for that also means that you do not understand. Yes, Daoism can be frustrating. It is …