The Seasons of Life

There are only four seasons in the year, fall, winter, spring and summer. Yet the weather changes and the months collide together bringing in an endless mesh of days becoming weeks, becoming months, becoming years. Then the next thing you know its December 31st and you’re ringing in a new year yet again wondering how […]

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Literature Around the World: Ireland

Ireland’s history is rich with conquests and colonizations, famine, mass emigration, resistance, rebellion and the civil war, all encapsulated within their literature. Irelands literature has the presence of a dual tradition for their works being published in English and their manuscripts being considered Irish, making the Anglo-Irish literature; the oldest literature in Europe, dating all […]

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Literature Around the World: India

Every country has their own history of literature and the spoken word, whether their history be passed down orally or through Sanskrit, each country has a different way of producing literary works. Indian literature is considered the oldest literary tradition in the world, for its generations of history being produced orally, before multiple different vernaculars came […]

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Literature Around the World: Rome

The Roman Republic, followed by the Roman Empire, both created literature that focused on celebratory events in society, avoiding tragedies and hardships. The Roman’s produced literature that followed the Greek style, from classical themes to aspects of their language. They were highly educated, being able to read and speak Greek and Latin, they worked on […]

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Modernism in the words of a poet…

During a time of confusion, mixed emotions, fighting and devastation, everything can be brought back to T.S. Eliot’s The Waste land. A poem forever ingrained in history as battling contemporary society during a time of complete devastation. The idea of a wasteland, a dry, empty place, is being used to symbolize how Europe was destroyed by the […]

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Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder… Literally

Have you ever just wanted beautiful silky hair without having to spend thousands of dollars on hair care products and spending countless hours in the chair at the hair salon? Well do I have news for you! MONAT  is an amazing natural plant based hair care product infused with essential oils that helps revive, volumize and […]

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Literature Around the World: Greece

The idea of literature was formed from the oral works of Greek people, their form of relaying stories through different genres and forms created the basis of what we now call literature. The first historical period was called The Greek Dark Age, which started the formation of literature, beginning back in c. 1200 -800 BCE. This […]

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Secondhand books relate to human life, the battles and sacrifices that are made, the love and the loss…

When first walking into a secondhand bookstore, the atmosphere shifts. The pages are all worn, the bookshelves overflowing, bending past their breaking point. The mismatched covers skewed along shelves in any order they’ll fit. Nothing is organized, or placed specifically. Everything is haphazardly designed with the endless rows upon rows of all different texts. Its […]

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Paperback v. Kindle

How do you comprehend the most mundane things in life, off of a piercing LED screen or form the black printed pages of a paperback book?

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Letters of the written word..

The term literature came from the latin word Littera meaning ‘letters’, referring to the written word, an idea written in poetry or prose about all aspects of human existence.

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