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DREAM: Burying Skeletons

If anyone out there has any interpretations, feel welcome to comment: Had a dream I went out to a desert in search for something that was missing or buried. A guide that was with me directed me to a spot outside the ruins of a building where I could see at one point someone had attempted to cover up a spot with rocks and shrubs. I began digging and eventually uncovered an old bright orange Ford Mustang car. I could smell something, and opened the trunk to reveal two very old corpses, one male, one female, nothing but clothing and skeletal remains. Skulls were shaped kinda of odd, more round than normal. I took these skeletons and reburied them at another spot in the desert together. Took the car, which still ran, and drove it off into the sunset.

We are in an Age of Enlightenment

This is a response I posted to a question in my Cultures class What beliefs and institutions did Voltaire criticize in "Candide"? How are his criticisms related to the projects and ideals of the Enlightenment? In what ways might you suspect that Voltaire's criticisms might have influenced social philosophy in subsequent centuries, including our own? Voltaire, like several other philosophers during the time period referred to as the "Enlightenment", criticized, above all, beliefs and practices of the Catholic church. This institution broken into three part, the church as a whole, the monarchy and the minorities, being the believers. Throughout his writings he spoke of the church as a corrupted institution. He criticized clergy or the Pope for having children, as they took a vow of chastity. One of the other criticisms he points out is clergy breaking the 10 commandments by stealing, in the case of the Friar who take Cunegonde's jewels. Voltaire spoke against

POETRY: McMuffin

McMuffin I went to buy some breakfast, and had my items all laid out. I went to grab my wallet, and I then began to pout. For when I searched my pockets, Amiss was my debit card, And as I looked upon my food with hunger, I felt like a retard. So as I walked toward the door, a grumble in my belly and eyes toward the floor, A random man overheard my disgust and placed his hand on my shoulder and said if you must, share my food sir, I am glad to assist! and offered me an egg McMuffin, and said "I insist!" My luck had changed and as he walked away smiling, And I bit into the sandwich, to find a crunch so compelling. I said WTF! as I quickly bit in. What kind of freak, covers a McMuffin in onion! Damnit! By Todd Jumper