Room

Room

“I am alone. I have always been alone. Alone is what I am.” — Loren Eisely, “All the Strange Hours” My bedroom is small—crowded from floor to ceiling with books. Books on the shelves. Books stacked on the floor. Books overflowing onto the dressers and multiplying. Twin stacks stand atop the clear glass tank that [...]

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“Not A Fish”

“Not A Fish”

If you had looked around my dorm room my first year of college, you would have seen the usual: a mini fridge topped with hard-bound textbooks; a blocky desk with a matching wooden chair that makes any butt twinge in fear; a chest of drawers bursting with unfolded jeans and sweaters; a towering set of [...]

The Modern Savage / James McWilliams

The Modern Savage / James McWilliams

Title: The Modern Savage: Our Unthinking Decision to Eat Animals Author: James McWilliams Genre: Nonfiction Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books, January 6th 2015 Pages: 304 Synopsis: In the last four decades, food reformers have revealed the ecological and ethical problems of eating animals raised in industrial settings, turning what was once the boutique concern of radical eco-freaks into a mainstream [...]

What I Carry

What I Carry

Nothing could be heard except the crunching of stones beneath my feet, the grinding of my heels as they were pressed deeper into the trail. Already, I could see the dust settling on my once-black socks, turning them an uneven shade of brown. My eyes followed them as I placed one foot down and then [...]