I Really Like “Kingsman: The Secret Service”

According to Britannica Encyclopædia, “flat characters are two-dimensional in that they are relatively uncomplicated and do not change throughout the course of a work. By contrast, round characters are complex and undergo development, sometimes sufficiently to surprise the reader” (Encyclopædia Britannica). I watched the movie Kingsman: The Secret Service many times since it premiered, andContinue reading “I Really Like “Kingsman: The Secret Service””

Art: A Universal Language, A Universal Healing

If art were not a universal language, would we as viewers and consumers of art experience such intense emotions that run the gambit from exuberance to despair? Running with the idea that art is a universal language that can overcome differences in cultures and languages, it is easy to see how art brings about evenContinue reading “Art: A Universal Language, A Universal Healing”

A Funny Thing Happened…

In the words of the Fresh Prince himself, “Now this is a story all about how my life got flipped-turned upside down…” However, there’s one anecdote from my very recent past that is sure to rival that of Bel Air royalty. It all started on the morning of Saturday, September 10, 2016. All day, I received countlessContinue reading “A Funny Thing Happened…”

Civil Rights: The Fight is Not Yet Over

The fight for Civil Rights began decades ago, and the war continues as new struggles emerge. From the year 1954 to the year 1968, the Civil Rights Movement marked the struggle for black people in America to receive the same treatment under the law as white citizens. Although 1968 marks the end of this revolution,Continue reading “Civil Rights: The Fight is Not Yet Over”

I Wrote Another Poem

Almost Home As I close my eyes and try to drift off to sleep I hear the hum of the engine and the whoosh of the road under the tires. I feel you take my hand and kiss my knuckles, whispering “we’ll be home soon.” I feel the steady tremble of the car as itContinue reading “I Wrote Another Poem”

Who’s That Misanthrope?

Merriam Webster defines misanthrope as “a person who hates or distrusts humankind.” [2] This trusted etymological repository further explains that “Misanthrope comes from the Greek misanthrōpos “hating humankind” and was very likely popularized by the French playwright Moliere’s Le Misanthrope, which depicts a bitter critic of society who chooses exile over contact with other people…It is one of severalContinue reading “Who’s That Misanthrope?”