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A Love Letter to Cassette Tapes

September 13, 2011 by


I spent the first five years of my life not sleeping much. Much to the chagrin of my parents, I never hit that stage of early childhood where I finally slept a solid, semi-normal night’s sleep. I wasn’t necessarily disruptive, I just didn’t need to sleep that much. For those nights when I wasn’t tired […]

Clouds, Love, and Life: Joni Mitchell’s Use of the Hermeneutic Circle

July 9, 2011 by


I’d like to introduce you to something called the hermeneutic circle. It sounds all high-minded and philosophery, but don’t worry, it’s not as hard as it sounds. Theoretical terms rarely are. Unsurprisingly, the most thorough explanation can be found here  , but I’ll try my hardest to explain it the way I understand it and […]

If the Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync were around today, boys would love them.

June 12, 2011 by


Boys loved them then, sure. They made catchy music. They were on the radio. And many boys must have sung their songs and even bought their CDs, listening and singing along in secret. Some more daring and less caring boys undoubtedly were fans not-in-secret. But the “boy bands” of the late 1990s, the Backstreet Boys […]