Pronouncing The Walking Dead Dead

The Walking Dead. I stopped watching after this season’s second episode. I haven’t seen it since. The narrative tone, the authorial position, have all changed drastically. These story lines weren't allegories masquerading as horror, with ultimate sympathies for the human race. Instead, the viewer became subjugated to a taunting, teasing author whose narrative, like Lucille, … Continue reading Pronouncing The Walking Dead Dead

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Easter Message: Hoping for Hope in the moment of Darkness

Both of these are hard to credit. The left is cited as only 'HE QI,' I assume the artist's name. The right is cited only as "Lenten Cross" associated with a church's promotion of services. These are my thoughts this Easter, as everyone around me celebrates the holiday. My post is grounded in the Christian faith, … Continue reading Easter Message: Hoping for Hope in the moment of Darkness

The House that Rick built: “Four Walls and a Roof”

This is this week's post on the most recent episode of The Walking Dead. One thing I want to say about my reviews, present, past a future: I don’t want any reader to think that I propose violence or savagery to right wrongs or address evil or social problems. Any interpretation along that lines is … Continue reading The House that Rick built: “Four Walls and a Roof”

The Stealthy Feminism of Olivia Walton

I’m still enraptured by the notions of “Stealthy Freedom,” and even “Stealthy Protest.” In this country, ingrained as we are to believe that we have fundamental freedoms of thought and expression, we are not accustomed to practicing the kind of covert creativity necessary in protest in other parts of the world. I can at least … Continue reading The Stealthy Feminism of Olivia Walton