https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d4/Theathres_of_Pompeii.jpg/438px-Theathres_of_Pompeii.jpg View of Pompeii ruins with Mount Vesuvius in the backgroundElfQrin, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons Daily Life in Pompeii For over 250 years, the city of Pompeii was a popular vacation spot until 79 AD. The city had extravagant villas for wealthy visitors. Markets and bath houses were part of daily life. There were … Continue reading History in the Media: The Destruction of the Beloved City of Pompeii
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Rethinking Marriage: Looking Deeper Into Why We Get Married
A discussion about why we're getting married is worth exploring. When asked, most people want to get married because it has been a normalized goal since childhood.
The Last Christmas with my Mom
The fact that people came to our house meant that my mom was special for living here. She was providing an environment in which no other relative could replicate: true family history. I used to love this fact. I wanted to help make others feel like they're coming home for Christmas, too. I used to feel genuine joy from seeing relatives I don't normally get to see. Every year, I would send them thank you cards, commenting on how I hope to see more of them during the year, as well. I thought I had a real family.
Death and Society: An Analysis of “Heathers”
A deeper look into the film "Heathers." Please, note, this post will only focus on the original. No related productions or spin-offs will be discussed. In the 80s, some of the most popular films about high school were The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off by John Hughs; unfortunately, they merely scratched the surface of teenaged life. While classics … Continue reading Death and Society: An Analysis of “Heathers”
A Trauma Survivor’s Experience with Therapy
Trigger Warning: Psychological and physical abuse, and suicidal thoughts Why don't I post more often? I want to! I have a lot of old blog posts from HubPages that could use a good revision or two and would be better housed here. Perhaps, eventually; or, I will write entirely new content. My main struggle when … Continue reading A Trauma Survivor’s Experience with Therapy
The Failure of Unemployment in America
I filed for unemployment for the first time in my life in March 2020 in my home state of NJ. I was working for a temp agency. I had quit my low-wage job for the millionth time to pursue an office career; unfortunately, after a month or so in a position I enjoyed, the virus … Continue reading The Failure of Unemployment in America
John Wilmot: The Man Behind “The Libertine”
No matter the questionable behavior, there are aspects of Wilmot's character that are hard not to like; and in the end, he died with a clean slate.
Gender Politics Pie: An Analysis of the film “Waitress”
The film Waitress (2007) was written and directed by Adrienne Shelly; a strong advocate for women's rights. Adrienne wrote the script about her own feelings at eight months pregnant. Society paints it as a time for joy and excitement; however, she mostly felt afraid and guilty. She wanted to shed light on the unspoken apprehension that comes as … Continue reading Gender Politics Pie: An Analysis of the film “Waitress”
Living with Migraines Pt. II: Emgality
This is a follow-up to my December 2020 post A Persistent Pain: Living with Migraines. If you wish to learn more about my life with migraines, please read that first. Thank you! Emgality in box. Photo by author. Finally Seeing a Neurologist: I have had migraines since I was a child. I have been asked countless … Continue reading Living with Migraines Pt. II: Emgality
All the Lonely Goths: Online Goth Community Struggles
I first realized that I am goth at age fifteen, the summer before my Freshman year of high school. There weren't many other goths in my school. I had a small diverse group of friends, but I was always my own person. It's difficult to pin-point where on the social tier I fit within the … Continue reading All the Lonely Goths: Online Goth Community Struggles
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