Redemption Stories in Literature: East of Eden

*This year, I am focusing my reading and writing around the theme of redemption, and am inviting friends to join me, as well. As part of my blog series discussing the theme of Redemption as its found in pop culture and literature, I've recruited my friend Hannah Main as a guest writer to discuss the …

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2018: A Year of Redemption

I don't really know how I got this idea. It was kind of a one-thing-leads-to-another sort of situation. And it's actually multiple ideas. Like Tom Haverford's and Jean-Ralphio Saperstein's Entertainment 720, this conglomerate of an idea is multi-faceted; simple, yet deep, and something worth going around the world (at least once) for in order to …

On “Thoughts and Prayers” in the Midst of Gun Violence (A Response to the Sutherland Springs Shooting)

*This was initially written as a thread on my personal Twitter page (which you can read here), but I decided to re-write it here to make it a little bit clearer and to have it on a better platform. Photo found here.* I'm tired of reading about another mass shooting, and I'm tired of nothing being …