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Disappointed in Research

Back in 2012, I was reading the Iliad with an online group, and I was amazed when I got to these lines about the famous… 1,341 more words


Literary Legislation (Part 2)

Moving toward the acceptable end of the spectrum mentioned in my last post, I would like to consider female characters who are part human and part divine. 329 more words


take my face off

please would you
take my face off
and put it
in a drawer
slide it shut
turn the key

not tonight.

thank you

he felt out the edge… 235 more words


The Oracles of Troy by Glyn Iliffe

To quote the eminent philosopher and all around wise man, Homer Simpson, “I like stories.”  I especially like good stories and this series by Glyn Iliffe is magnificent.   294 more words

Book Review

Famous Bearded Women In History

Mummyville, Egypt.  Fabricated archeologist, and amateur photographer, Ivana Kissurmom, stopped by our Paris office today with these amazing pictures of famous bearded women from history. 164 more words


Lyanna Stark of Winterfell and Helen of Troy

Was this the face that launch‘d a thousand ships, And burnt the topless towers of Ilium?

-Christopher Marlowe’s1604 tragedy Doctor Faustus

In  literary tradition, rape and abduction lead to war, and family and union lead to peace.

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Perfection (I)

So this must be beauty, form, perfection
Embodied — no dull artist’s expression.
What of Raphael, what of Da Vinci
Then, when compared to her (compared to… 357 more words