My Little Bag of Writing Tricks - Do Your Job Better By Rachel Toor In the progressive campus lab school I attended until sixth grade, my friends and I wrote poetry, celebrated the passage of Title IX, and did "new" math. The boys sewed and cooked in home economics, and the girls sawed and drilled their way through shop class. When I got to junior high, I realized that the kids who had gone to Catholic school knew things I didn't. They could drink without getting caught, and were able to name the parts of speech. Eventually I learned to sneak gulps from dusty bottles in my parents' liquor cabinet. And so grammarians intimidate me. I'm not convinced that studying grammatical labels would help my prose, though it might make me a more intimidating teacher. I didn't know what comma splices were until the copy editor of my second book pointed out how often I used them. I love style books and have learned plenty from grammarians, even if they might not be my first choice for dinner dates or camping companions. We need to notice.
Are there pictures that we shouldn't see? Right: The Falling Man; copyright 2001 Richard Drew (Associated Press) After flight MH 17 was shot down in eastern Ukraine, Magnum-Photographer Jérôme Sessini took pictures that some commentators felt shouldn't be shown because they would hurt the dignity of the deceased and their family members. It was also argued that pictures that are published should take into account the feelings of the readers and viewers respectively. I do not name the sources of these comments because they are in no way original, they can be heard again and again, and I feel that the question whether we shouldn't be shown certain photographs needs to be addressed in principal. It is argued that to show images of victims of war (or of accidents) are an affront to the dignity of the deceased and can add to the immediate grief of families. I must admit that I do not really understand what dignity in the context of war means.
Star Wars Origins - Joseph Campbell and the Hero's Journey In 1949 Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) made a big splash in the field of mythology with his book The Hero With a Thousand Faces. This book built on the pioneering work of German anthropologist Adolph Bastian (1826-1905), who first proposed the idea that myths from all over the world seem to be built from the same "elementary ideas." Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung (1875-1961) named these elementary ideas "archetypes," which he believed to be the building blocks not only of the unconscious mind, but of a collective unconscious. In other words, Jung believed that everyone in the world is born with the same basic subconscious model of what a "hero" is, or a "mentor" or a "quest," and that's why people who don't even speak the same language can enjoy the same stories. Campbell's contribution was to take this idea of archetypes and use it to map out the common underlying structure behind religion and myth. Searching For The Hero
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