1. Finding Meaning in Movies (and Why the Pixar Theory is Terrible)


    November 6, 2015 by Devin

    "You... are... a... metaphor!"

    The flaw students often make in understanding literary analysis is that because adhering to the literal truth of the text is not as important, any interpretation is just as good as the other one because what does it really mean anyway? However, to paraphrase Richard Rohr, literal truth is the lowest form of truth. In this scenario, what a text is is so much less important than what a text means.

  2. Ray Comfort, Moral Relativity, and Why His Good Intentions Aren’t Helping Anyone


    October 8, 2015 by Devin

    Comfort, do we need to talk about consent again?

    Ray Comfort released a new film where he argues why his good intentions matter

  3. How Modern Romance Avoids Dating Book Pitfalls

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    September 17, 2015 by Devin

    So adorbz

    How Aziz Ansari and a team of sociologists wrote a dating book that avoided the most common error of dating books.

  4. Captain America and What Makes an American Hero

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    September 11, 2015 by Devin

    Captain America: the First Responder

    In fact, I would argue that each of the films Captain America has been in so far, from The First Avenger to Age of Ultron, have him define what being an American hero is in under new contexts. Captain America is a cypher onto which values and motifs are put, and while his character has been consistent, how those values and motifs are explored changes with the times.

    But how does this change from The First Avengers to The Avengers? What really makes him an American hero?

  5. Teachers Aren’t Martyrs

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    September 1, 2015 by Devin

    This is just going to be my teaching picture. Expect this frequently on school posts.

    I hate telling people that I am going to be a teacher. The response is usually unfairly positive. People are …
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  6. Poetry Break

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    August 31, 2015 by Devin

    This photo represents the conflict between reading and exploring new worlds while being stuck on a couch... or I just wanted a stock photo to break up the page and make my post look cooler.

    I’ve been doing some fall cleaning (that’s like cleaning you were supposed to do in spring but procrastinated until the …
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  7. Why I’m Not Pro-Life


    August 17, 2015 by Devin

    I mean, after all, it's not called, "Planned Kill Babies"

    Now, before any of you make any judgment on me or have any reaction at all to this title, I want to implore you to read my post, all of it.

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