Humor as Alternative Discourse – The Last Paper I Had to Write in College

I'd like to retroactively dedicate this paper to Dan Harmon, whose drunk voice was in my ear for the year leading up to this paper. Dan- I love you too. Barry   When I finished this paper I was unsure of how it would turn out. I had a deadline and when it was done … Continue reading Humor as Alternative Discourse – The Last Paper I Had to Write in College

God Created YouTube to Train the Faithful; or Why You Should Join CBG 19’s Dune Club

We live in a time of contradiction, the world is safer than ever and people live longer; the world is more unstable and there are newer more insidious dangers facing us than ever before. We live in a time of great wealth and human prosperity; we live in a time of economic hardship and globalization … Continue reading God Created YouTube to Train the Faithful; or Why You Should Join CBG 19’s Dune Club

Depictions of Ideology in the Films of Hayao Miyazaki – An Old Paper From 2012

I wrote this for a history of Japanese art class in 2012. I've been meaning to revisit it for several years now, even when I wrote it I knew it was short and I structured it to just meet the word count requirement in a class that I knew I would probably not be graded … Continue reading Depictions of Ideology in the Films of Hayao Miyazaki – An Old Paper From 2012

My Sweet Lord – A Mormon Interpretation of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

My Sweet Lord - A Mormon Interpretation of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2   Growing up in the Latter-Day Saint church (LDS) there was only one official portrait of God the father I ever recall seeing, it was a painting by Del Parson, The First Vision, an artist whose work is featured all over … Continue reading My Sweet Lord – A Mormon Interpretation of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2