Archive for September, 2008

No Bailout - Corporate America Needs to Find its Bootstraps

September 26th, 2008

In the headlines yesterday, George W. Bush expressed panic about the economy. The same man who has repeatedly denied that America is in an economic meltdown is now calling the $700B bailout of financial institutions “urgent” and warning Americans of the doom and gloom that is sure to follow if Congress fails to hand Wall [...]

Cousteau’s Daughter

September 23rd, 2008

I feel like I should give some disclaimer to this piece, some explanation of why, not only because the topic is tough, but also because it’s become a cliche.  Writers, film makers, and students alike have been steered away from the topic of child abuse — it’s been done, the subject is stale, and every [...]

With Eyes That Watch the World and Can’t Forget

September 21st, 2008

Dear Vincent,
I left off wanting to be the girl under the tree, with wild hair and apricots falling around my feet, the one who scrawls words dangerously, with no consideration of time or consequence.   I also shared my fear of being forever, instead, the draftsgirl.  Carefully engineered, a single life drafted, one side, straight lines, [...]

On Meanings, Tyrannies, Women & Monsters

September 12th, 2008

Then, in my childhood in the dawn
Of a most stormy life was drawn
From every depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still . . .
–Edgar Allan Poe, Alone

1. The Meaning of Things
I’ve never lost my childhood sense of mystification – my ability to be amazed by the intricate puzzles and foggy [...]