Category Archives: Essays

On Clothes

The language of clothes, while perhaps rarely acknowledged as such by the average citizen, has nevertheless been distinctively present in American culture, from teen rape cases where the girl is accused of “wanting” it because she wore a short, tight skirt, to the self-help books that offer twelve steps to dress for success. Alison Lurie, […]

Admitting Revision: The Quest for Truth and Evidence

Holocaust revisionists should be allowed to present and argue their point of view in a classroom setting such as a junior college because true historical knowledge is the process of getting to the truth of the matter through verifiable evidence. There are many people, such Deborah Lipstadt, a historian in Holocaust studies, who would deny […]

The Firewalk

Through the smoke drifting across the inky black sky, I watched with trepidation mounting, the roaring flames of the great bonfires. Silent, I stared passed the red flames to my cozy bed in my safe home and wished I could be there. The noise of the crowd around me was deafening and brought me back […]

A Cherished Piano

In all of my house there is but one thing that turns this simple dwelling into a home. My beloved piano presides in polished grace at the heart of our family room, drawing the room together in friendship. The warm, cherry finish adds charm and elegance to the prosaic furniture, as well as coziness in […]