Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Epic of Gilgamesh - Analytical Summary

The Epic of Gilgamesh is a story about the futility of seeking immortality. It's a journey of self-discovery in which Gilgamesh learns the ultimate truth - every human dies. It follows Gilgamesh, king of the ancient city of Uruk in southern Mesopotamia. As a youth, Gilgamesh was a capricious and domineering king. He deflowered the maidens, bullied the children and elderly, and forced labor on the men. His people prayed to the gods that they would send respite. So the gods formed the magnificent wild-man Enkidu out of clay. Enkidu fought in mighty hand-to-hand combat with Gilgamesh. When they found themselves nearly equal in strength, they embraced and became dear friends. 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Fighting the Healthy Battle

So that time of year has come - the one in which the days become more dark - along with my thoughts. Every year about this time, I get bipolar depression. Or perhaps I should call it seasonal affective disorder. Regardless of the name, it's very real. I become lethargic, I cry for no reason, and suicidal thoughts traipse through my brain. 

But that can't happen to me this year because I've got a full time job to hold down at the same time as taking Abnormal Psychology and an EMT training class. So what do I do? Preemptive strike!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Classics Club Book List

I decided to join the Classics Club. I'm hoping this will be a good way to meet other bloggers with an interest in literature. I arbitrarily consider books published 25 years or more ago to be "classics." Below is a list of books that I want to read over the next 5 years:

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Firefly and Serenity - Humor, Adventure, and a Question of Morals

In anticipation of Riverview Theater's yearly showing of the movie Serenity (proceeds benefit Equality Now), my boyfriend and I watched the TV series Firefly. If you haven't watched this show, you need to. 

In this story, created by Joss Whedon, humans have moved from an overpopulated Earth to a galaxy with many planets. A totalitarian government called the Alliance rules. 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Unions - are they still beneficial?

So my employees are in a labor union. They've let me know that they don't like being in a union because they have to pay union dues to have rules they don't like applied to them. But it seems their opinions depend a lot on WHAT rules are being enforced. 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

A Brutally Honest Beginning

Well, here it goes. I'm going to reinvent myself. In case you wonder who I was before, here's my old blog. Let me tell you a little about myself....Oh. See? Writer's block already. That's why I'm reinventing myself. Because I know who I was, and I know where I want to go. But right now I'm in a transitory state.