The Last Letter: A Reflection on a Soldier’s Letter from WWI

Today I haven't been feeling well, so I've had the heating pad, pencil and notebook, and research in bed with me today. My Master's Thesis deals in part with Mitchell Reid's book, "The Vacant Chair," and how hand-written letters become a replacement for that vacant chair within the domestic sphere. One of my readings today... Continue Reading →

Searching for Primary Documents – The obsession with World War I

As I begin the task of constructing my Master's Thesis, I have found myself occupied with the search for World War I primary documents. I was happy to find a collection of 88 letters and assorted other materials from Ohio. Waiting to get them in the mail is hard: I'm impatient sometimes. Putting together the... Continue Reading →

Why we need to question our Government: Understanding the role of Media

Okay, so today I am standing up very tall on my soapbox.  I got this way because my wonderful boyfriend Kevin Henderson read this article to me.  http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Two-wounded-in-theater-shooting-4122668.php  This was posted on one of our high school friends facebook page with the question of why we didn't see this splashed all over the country's news. ... Continue Reading →

May 17th, 2012 Quake in East Texas: Update to “Are Dreams Able to Predict the Future?”

For those of you who follow my blog, you've seen an earlier post on here (March 1, 2012) about two dreams I had which centered around a loud cracking noise under the land and a ghost revealing to me that an earthquake was to hit Texas.  Not knowing at that time about fault lines running through the state, I set... Continue Reading →

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