Monthly Archives: September 2011

Old and New Alike             The event of Abraham nearly offering Issac as a sacrifice seemed absurd to me when I first read it (I say “absurd” meaning God’s command to perform this seemed random because Abraham and Issac did … Continue reading

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The Craft of Research What About the Reader? Well, what about the reader?  Oh, right, they’re the reason I’m writing–not to pridefully say exactly whatever I want–I must make selfless adjustments to meet the reader’s interest.  Being excited and expecting the … Continue reading

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Harkins Week 4

How to Write A Sentence The Freeness of Forms I loved reading the author quote in reference to the Karate Kid, “…and the Forms will set you free.”  Forms should indeed come before the mindset that content comes first.Reading this … Continue reading

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Genesis

Genesis Simple yet Genesis             Through his writing of Genesis, Moses is often simple, specific, and repetitive in his descriptions.  One example I noticed was in Genesis 4:25 and 5:3, when he described that Seth came from Adam.  The former … Continue reading

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The Aeneid Books VII – XII

Scales Swam on Skin, Seized a Poor Soul Few people can say, “Why, of course I’ve read about a snake slipping between a woman’s breasts!”  To the disgust of some, thrill of others, but definitely to the creepy lack of … Continue reading

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Week 3 HARKINS

After Reading Ch. 2 from FISH’s How to Write A Sentence: 1.  I see the role grammar plays in writing as essential but not as the most important tool or main focus for writing. 2.  Fish’s perspective is new to … Continue reading

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The Aeneid: Books 1 – 6

The Aeneid: Books 1 – 6 Feathers with Faces of Girls: OH MY! It is curious whether or not the gods will answer Aeneas’ father’s prayers, “Gods…turn back this thing foreboded!”  These prayers were in response to the dreadful Harpy … Continue reading

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