The Mountain Between Us on How to be a Soul Survivor

“We can go three weeks without food, three days without water, and three hours without shelter,” Kate Winslet’s character, Alex, declares when her plane crashes in the snowy mountain wilderness. Her expertise comes straight READ ON

How to Find the Magic in Life

The Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer claymation short seemed like the obvious choice for this week’s movie talk, but the rebellious side of me always bucks (sorry, had to…) against predictability, so I’m not going READ ON

Karate Kid on Finding Balance

“You remember lesson about balance?” Mr. Miyagi asks young Daniel. “Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life. Whole life have balance, everything better. Understand?” The lines are obviously from an old classic, READ ON

“Bring Out Your Dead”

So, you might ask, after Monday’s blog about dreaded fleas and the Black Death, what story could I possibly write on today. I briefly considered Albert Camus’ The Plague, and it is a worthy READ ON

V for Vendetta: Overcoming Fear with Truth

In an age when it seems every piece of news is either about an act of domestic terrorism or a salacious and scandalous revelation about a new, high-ranking official or businessman, I find these READ ON

Owen Meany’s Lesson on Heroism

The story’s setting is, fittingly, Gravesend, New Hampshire. Young boys, John Wheelwright and Owen Meany, are best friends. But Owen is a bit different. He’s a dwarf, his skin has a rather luminous glow READ ON

Some of the Best Anti-heroes on Being an Anti-hero

Anti-heroes are protagonists that are heroes, but lack all the typical characteristics of heroism, like idealism, noble courage, and morals. Many anti-heroes do the right things but for the wrong reason. Readers and viewers READ ON