How Do We Challenge Cultural Limitations in Learned and Imaginative Writings?
Let’s uncover the power of cultural influences on language, imagery, and perspectives in writings. How do we learn to surpass these limitations? Edward Said, the renowned author of “Orientalism,” profoundly underscored that learned and imaginative writings are never truly free. They are tightly bound by distinct boundaries that dictate the imagery employed, the assumptions made, […]
Every Day is Noteworthy
You may assume that not every day is noteworthy. Many days simply meld together in your mind without hesitation, and rarely do you regret when they’re over. Yet, it’s those days which I’ve learned to give special attention. Whenever I have an open square on my calendar, I decide to do something different. If I […]
Creative Writing Prompts for Charlotte’s Web
Charlotte’s Web is one of my all-time favorite books from my childhood. E.B. White’s work is very special to me, and is in fact, my chief inspiration for becoming an essayist in my adulthood. So, when researching keywords for my new ongoing series for writing inspiration, I was pleasantly surprised to see that there’s significant […]
The Lodge From Beetlejuice – Photophile Musings
Amidst the medley of memories etched in the celluloid tapestry of time, this snapshot of a storied edifice stands in its resplendent glory. The Minerva Lodge #86 in East Corinth, Vermont is a structure woven into the fabric of cinematic legend, serving as a veritable portal to an era of whimsy and enchantment. It’s as […]
Sepia Toned Memories
Looking back fondly, particularly at my early childhood, I’m often confronted by a curious sensation. Echoes of what were once the moments of my waking life seem to be transfigured into exhibits of bygone wonder. Many of these memories are more like pieces of artistic curiosity displayed in galleries of reminiscence than snapshots of events […]
Writing Prompts for June 2023
Looking for some writing inspiration for the month of June? Check out our 30 daily writing prompts for June, plus more topics to cover!
My Gaming Articles Find a New Home
My articles on Pokémon, Magic the Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh, and related articles are finding a new abode on Obscure Curiosities.
An Encroaching Wild – Photophile Musings
Three greenhouses in Corinth, Vermont, now abandoned, tattered, and tainted by the suffocating grip of decay, stand in eerie silence.
Environmental Writing Prompts for World Environment Day 2023
We’re diving into the world of environmental writing prompts. Let’s explore 30 creative ways to express our thoughts about the environment.
Forgotten Homes and Untold Stories
My Fascination with the Abandoned Houses Along State Highways In our time together, Thomas and I have embarked upon several journeys along U.S. state highways. What we end up seeing along these often neglected byways leaves us feeling sorrowful and longing for the comfort and familiarity of home. These trips often unveil the remnants of […]