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 The Last Letter: A Reflection on a Soldier’s Letter from WWI
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 Searching for Primary Documents – The obsession with World War I
Yesterday one of my most favorite authors passed away at the age of 91, Ray Bradbury. Next to Kurt Vonnegut, he was one I held in high esteem for speculative Science Fiction, and I read religiously when I was younger. During the 2011 school term, I took a class offered by Dr. Stearns in which we… Continue reading In Honor of Ray Bradbury – Essay “An Age of Atomic Paranoia”
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 May 17th, 2012 Quake in East Texas: Update to “Are Dreams Able to Predict the Future?”
Yesterday I had one of the strange afternoons of analyzing the collection of things I learned during the week. In Friday's "Pro-Soviet Films" history class with Dr. Thomas Stearns, we watched a documentary about Dalton Trumbo. For those of you unfamiliar with who he is, he was one of the original "Hollywood Ten" during the McCarthy… Continue reading This Historian’s Theory of Chaos
This question about dreams predicting the future has been on my mind all day. I guess it's because I had two similar dreams this morning that pretty much scared the crap out of me. The first one happened after I got up at 3:00 am to get a glass of water. Going back to sleep, I… Continue reading Are Dreams Able to Predict the Future?
When Mom and Dad brought my grandmother's cedar chest from Texas to Georgia, it sat in my dining room for about a week before I looked at the things which it sheltered. My daughter briefly went through the contents the day it arrived, but I did not have time to. She was the one to… Continue reading The Large Blue Tub – Part One.
DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR YOU MAY HAVE TO ENDURE MY HISTORY BLOGS AS I LIKE SHARING MY HISTORY KNOWLEDGE WITH EVERYONE. (Probably the teacher in me coming out) From all the different subjects that I have researched, thus far, in the history classes here at Young Harris College, I truly enjoyed delving into the… Continue reading Etta Palm D’Aelders – Intriguing Woman of the French Revolution