Browsing: Literature

A Brief History On October 18, 1851, the Herman Melville classic, Moby Dick, was first published under its original or alternate title, The Whale.  Not surprisingly, a particular enormous Sperm Whale, that happens to be white in color, is the star of the story, never mind the human drama that interferes with the exciting whale parts!  People have often written books and stories about animals, whether those critters are loved pets, feared predators of humans, or just focusing on the animal as an individual persona.  Some of the stories are scary, some sad, some fictional and some really happened.  These…

A Brief History On September 10, 2019, we have the pleasure of reviewing a children’s book for our readers, one themed toward our favorite holiday, Halloween!  Written by TJ Ski and titled The Spook Skelly Crew, you can preview the story by checking out their YouTube trailer. Digging Deeper Lavishly illustrated by the author (in black and white ink drawings), the book gives you moderately rhymed lines and visual back up for the story.  While not what we would call a little kids’ book, the story includes a certain amount of (mild) violence toward the monsters contained within, so the…

A Brief History On October 30, 1866, Fyodor Dostoevsky, one of the greatest writers in Russian literature, completed his novel The Gambler with help from his future wife, the then twenty-year-old Anna Grigoryevna Snitkina.  A writers’ work can come from various sources of inspiration, whether they are sharing their knowledge on certain topics, reflecting on specific occurrences, connecting with deep emotions or letting their imagination run wild. Perhaps the most powerful messages are those influenced by real events paired with a strong need to spread what we have to say out in the world.  Such is true for Dostoevsky, who undoubtedly put…

A Brief History On March 10, 2019, we offer a mini-review of the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) blockbuster film Captain Marvel.  Unfortunately, even prior to the release of the movie on March 8, 2019, coincidentally International Women’s Day, tremendous flak developed over the star, Actress Brie Larson, making comments seen by some as anti-White Male.  The result of the fallout from Larson’s unfortunate comments has been extreme, with scathing articles and reviews denouncing the film, often by people that did not even see the movie!  Robo-reviews and comments on blogs and movie sites have flooded the media, both with…

A Brief History On March 7, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for his invention he called the “telephone.”  Far from the device people today cannot seem to drive a car or eat dinner without, the original model did not even have push buttons or an LCD screen!  No wonder people had a hard time adapting to the new technology.  For example, how does one answer a phone?  Invent something and a new problem is created.  Bell’s answer to answering the phone was to loudly state a brisk, “Ahoy, hoy!”  Really, no kidding.  The guy that invented the telephone…

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