A Guide for the Perplexed by Dara Horn

Horn, Dara. (2013). A Guide for the Perplexed. W. W. Norton & Company; New York.¬† Before I wrote this review, I resisted reading other people’s interpretations of A Guide for the Perplexed¬†– though I would encourage the reader to make use of additional information sources. I admit that I was myself perplexed at points throughout…

Arcadia by Tom Stoppard

Stoppard, Tom. (1993). Arcadia. Faber and Faber; London.¬† The first time I read through Arcadia, the subtle nuances went right over my head – whoosh! – and I was left contemplating the slim paperback with some discomfort at the end of my reading. I’m sure that seeing the play would have left me similarly disjointed….

The Bitter-Sweet Taste of Rejection

As with all forays into the deep, branching world of the internet, yesterday I randomly stumbled across an interesting insight on the psychology of rejection. People the world over have experienced rejection in some form – be it from a potential romantic partner, a possible place of employment, or a desired life event. Most people…

Viewpoint: Social Media as Problematic Life Addiction

A Word on “Viewpoints” Since everyone’s blogs can be overly negative or overly positive at times, given the context and emotional situation of the author, it is important to keep in mind that one person’s voice is just that – it is likely they are ignoring certain variables, filtering the information in specific ways, and…