WWE and “the Bachelor” are the Same

Monday nights, after I rush home from class, I settle down with a glass of wine to an evening of watching the Bachelor with my friend Gabi. Right next door, another friend of mine is watching Monday Night Raw at the same time. On the surface, the two shows have absolutely nothing in common, but … Continue reading WWE and “the Bachelor” are the Same

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2017 in Books

Well, things came down to the wire like they always do. I religiously track my reading on Goodreads, and at the start of December I was almost four books behind my goal of reading 29 books in 2017. I managed to complete that goal by cramming in four (three novels and a poetry collection) in the … Continue reading 2017 in Books

An American Novel in a Time of Unrest

East of Eden by John Steinbeck. Published 1952 by Penguin. 601 Pages. Like many American schoolkids, my first introduction to Steinbeck was in Middle School with Of Mice and Men. There is a beautiful simplicity to Steinbeck’s prose, though the same certainly cannot be said for the careful and intricate construction of the plot. A … Continue reading An American Novel in a Time of Unrest