I have been to twenty-three funerals in the past two weeks. And at every single one of them, all of the sorrowful strangers looked at me like I should have been slayed by him with the rest of his victims, my colleagues and my patients. Just because I was not there when the attack happened… Continue reading The Talk…
John Lennon said, count your age by friends, not years; count your life by smiles, not tears. I agree not to put a numeric value on age, but instead of smiles and tears, I count my years a little differently. Here’s how: By my crush on Justin Bieber–it has become weak over the years, although… Continue reading How I Count My Years
Today I am Samantha, and it is my twenty-first birthday. Well, according to this ID and credit card that’s my life. I go down to Denny’s for a free breakfast. The waiter asks to see my ID because he swears up and down that he saw me in here last week. Last week I was… Continue reading Nine Lives.
I finally made it to see Get Out last night, and wow. It was such an amazing movie. It was so deep, chilling, and thought-provoking. Living in San Francisco, you are always going to be in a theater full of white people, but it was such an interesting experience watching this movie in particular with… Continue reading Get Out: Leaving the Theater with a Numb Body and Jumping Mind.
Sexual liberation at the University of San Francisco, examined through the annual production of the Rocky Horror Picture Show with the theater director, David Pangaro. https://youtu.be/MduKtSkfYuo Thanks for watching! How would you define sexual liberation, and what do you think about it? If you're in college, what does sexual liberation look like on your… Continue reading Sexual Liberation on a Jesuit Campus (video)
When a mysterious foreigner named Count Dracula sails to England from Transylvania, Victorian life is flipped, and traditions become flipped along with their lives. Women are not acting like women, and men are not acting like men. The blame is traced back to the impact of Dracula. Dracula quickly becomes a threat to Victorian… Continue reading The Maternal Embodiment of the Patriarch.
Philosopher-Neuroscientist Antti Revonusuo in Finland developed a theory that states, “The biological function of dreaming is to simulate threatening events, and to rehearse threat perception and threat avoidance”. These types of dreams are called “threat simulations”, and these type of dreamers are said to survive more often than other dreamers… Imagine you open your eyes,… Continue reading Paralyzing Dreams.
Happy Holidays! Now that I got the happy part out of the way, time for the bleak stuff…I never thought about this until now, but the idea of Santa is peculiar. And, he kind of sounds like a rapist. He sees you when you're sleeping. He knows when you're awake! He knows when you've… Continue reading Santa Claus Sounds Like a Rapist…
Every Sunday, I will be posting the top ten songs I could not stop playing all week. Some songs may be on for more than one week because they’re that good. Haha. They also vary in genre, era, and more. And, yes, I love my musical versatility. Haha. I can be listening to Imagine by… Continue reading My Top Ten Songs of the Week
Does men giving up their seats for women interfere with–or go against– equality and feminism, or is chivalry a loophole that trumps it all? Comment your thoughts below! And don't forget to subscribe below for a personalized zine, and other exclusive subscriber privileges! Also remember: all likes and comments on posts from now until… Continue reading The Guidelines of Feminism