The Secrets of Antarctica (Part One)

A land of both ice and fire, Antarctica is known to harbor one of the harshest environments on Earth. It is the only continent to have zero permanent residents, as well as a treaty between over 53 countries. A treaty enacted to preserve the integrity and history of this lonely island. As stated by Jon Krakauer, “Antarctica has this mythic weight. It resides in the collective unconscious of so many people, and it makes this huge impact, just like outer space. It’s like going to the moon.Read More

Book Review: The Road by Cormac McCarthy

I’m tired of post-apocalyptic stories. That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed The Road. While the world was very similar to Mad Max, or even The Walking Dead, McCarthy brought a fresh story-line to this usually straight forward genre. Read More

Why Pluto isn’t a Planet.

With the possibility of a new ninth planet (sorry Pluto), I felt it was time to dust off the ‘ole astronomy hat and help re-affirm why Pluto is most definitely not a planet. Read More

Finding My Voice.

I’ve been neglecting this blog. Mainly due to school, and my seemingly endless need to procrastinate my life away. I’ve also started working at the public library, shelving books for about four hours each day. Safe to say, this spring semester is going to be a rocky one. Read More

Carl Kahler’s “My Wife’s Lovers.”

My Wife’s Lovers was commissioned in 1891 for Mrs. Kate Johnson, who was known as “possibly America‚Äôs greatest cat enthusiast.” The painting features 42 of Mrs.Johnson’s 350 cats. Truly a woman to admire. Read More