The Writer Who Hates to Write

I have the kind of relationship with writing that I otherwise primarily find with romantic partners–unhealthy, idealized, exploitative, immature, and more often draining than rejuvenating. Haha. I’ve observed that relationships of all kinds (writer/product, reader/content, boyfriend/girlfriend, mother/child, etc.) suffer most not during times of true strife, but when expectations color perspective and inhibit communication. Please, allow me to demonstrate: Spritely Southern Belle meets Midwestern Weirdo … Continue reading The Writer Who Hates to Write

On Romanticism: Rousseau, Sade And The Resurrection of the Mother Colossus

All mythology commences at cosmogony, the forging of Nature from totalising origins. Man and his grand chronical has generally fathomed two orders of genesis. For the Pagan (polytheistic), he confines everything absolute and sovereign exclusively to Nature and all Her moulding forms, but for the Judeo-Christian (monotheistic), the absolute and sovereign is exclusively confined to the heavens, to Logos. All cosmogonies are thus divided in … Continue reading On Romanticism: Rousseau, Sade And The Resurrection of the Mother Colossus

Interview with Collin Strajack

by Nikee Stocker  This week, I interviewed Collin Strajack at the coffee shop Brewed Books in Davenport, Iowa. Collin Strajack is a Comedian from the Quad City area. Collin does many community projects as well as works a 9-5 job in helping people with work related insurance questions. Collin is a mental health advocate and enjoys promoting this in the community. He also hosts a … Continue reading Interview with Collin Strajack

Digitalization and Disenchantment

Digitalization and Disenchantmentby Karissa Geisinger My entire generation doesn’t know a world without the internet. The internet and first cell phones were invented when my own parents were very young. The World Wide Web was released to the public in 1993 and the first smartphone in 1994. Just 13 years later, the first iPhone was released. I was only three years old. The internet evolved … Continue reading Digitalization and Disenchantment