Poems on… war

The iliad

War. War never changes. – Fallout War is as old as man. In the deep forests we slew one another with stone and spear. The Bible at times makes a celebration of war: This is what the Lord Almighty says… “Now go and strike Amalek and devote to destruction all that they have. Do not […]

Poems on… Love

Love poems

Love is perceived as the traditional muse of poetry. The experience of love is otherworldly; a rich, almost intoxicating emotion that makes one feel something like a god. Anne Sexton sums it up well in this stanza of her poem “When Man Enters Woman”: This man, this woman with their double hunger, have tried to […]

How music affects your brain

Most of us listen to music, even though it might be different kinds of music. Some genres we love, some leave us indifferent  and some we hate. We can’t all like the same music. This blog post is designed to look into the effects of music on your brain and how different types of music […]

Poems on… suicide

Anne Sexton great poet and suicide

What Schopenhauer called will to live is the cornerstone of the human condition. Shockingly,  this will is sometimes defeated by a longing for death. The most poignant expression of this longing is suicide. And the conjunct for suicide is perfect hopelessness. This hopelessness conceives fear in the human mind. The creeds of men have fought […]

Defining generations

Millennials, Baby Boomers, Generation X… these are some of the terms you may have come across, books have been written about it too. You might have heard people say “millennials are the worst”. But what exactly is a millennial? You might also be interested to know which generation you are part of. This blog post […]

Poems on… old age

Ozymandius Percy Shelley

Age is just a number, but what a number it is! An integer that holds mortality in summary. A value that walks hand in hand with life and death. No wonder then, that senescence has been a subject of debate among philosophers for ages. “What kind of road it is (old age), rough and difficult, […]

Great opening lines of great novels

reading

The first line of a novel introduces the theme, sets the tone, prepares the stage for the story and invites the reader to join in.

Why you should watch old classic movies

old film camera

Classic films have withstood the test of time for a reason.

Seashell crafts

seashells

Craft projects that involve seashells are really and truly for everyone, because you can make them as simple or as complex as you wish.

The best position for reading

reader

You can read in almost any position, but there are some rules that readers should adhere in order to avoid neck strain or arm fatigue.