Category Archives: reading

Book Review: “The Stand”

  I finally got around to reading The Stand, and I am glad I did. There are many protagonists and/or antagonists who have a point of view in this apocalyptic quest for survival, answers, relief, satisfaction, and redemption. The Stand was originally published in 1978, events that occur in the novel may be much in question; however, today […]
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Belated International Women’s Day!

I meant to have this posted on International Women’s Day, but editing and work prolonged it. Why can’t this holiday be recognized and celebrated every day? The first hero would be my mother. She helped raise me, despite challenges, and she loved me unconditionally. I have learned to appreciate all she did for me even […]
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Adventure Reflection: Cracker Lake Trail

Over the summer of 2017, I had the opportunity to explore Glacier National Park. I also ran a half-marathon with friends, hiked to exhaustion, met new friends, discovered different trails, photographed marmots, a brown bear, mountain goats, and chipmunks, experienced great views and scenery, met Native Americans from the Blackfeet tribe, left with a buffalo […]
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Appreciation of Solitude: A Solution to Hate and Violence.

What would happen to the hatred and violence in this world if everyone experienced solitude? How could solitude create a world of peace? Suddenly, one day each person awakens alone in her/his own world. Everyone is still there but cannot see each other; each person sees her or his imagined world. Maybe individuals are so used to […]
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Book Review: Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology

The closest knowledge I had about Norse mythology before reading Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology was from the TV show Vikings and the hero Thor in The Avengers and Thor movies.  The portrayal of the various gods and goddesses provides each significance and makes her/him stand out among the diverse family of heroes and heroines. Some of these gods and goddesses are […]
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White Teeth – Side-Story – Millat

My response to the book White Teeth Zadie Smith recently includes imagining up a side story based on one of the characters for an advanced writing workshop. I’ve always found writing fan fiction and side stories great practice to writing fiction. The few previous times I have performed this task, the two works turned into […]
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