American Gods on Starz:Must See!

It is safe to say that American God’s Neil Gailman is decently portrayed on Starz Show with the same name.When I first watched the show, I felt as if I was having the book being read to me.The special effects and the stellar cast made up of Gillian Anderson, Crispin Glover, Ian McShane, Kristin Chenoweth, Orlando Jones, Peter Stormare definitely helps the cause.

American Gods is about the faith the first American settlers brought from their lands such as Eastern Europe Mythology and the difference between the things we worship now such as the phone, the internet and such.The older Gods battle with the Present Gods for control .Who do you think will win? Who wins in real life?Has our fixation for technology and media become our Gods?I Recommend that you read the book and follow up with the exciting series!

Can’t Wait for Season Two!

 

Some Of Us Are So Tired of Political Controversies

Things have gotten too political lately.The latest stunt has been William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar with a Trump-Like figure.The actors have been getting death threats.It has been 5 months since Mr.Trump has taken office and some of us are still mystified as to how he got elected in the first place. Actors that have spoken for or against the president are either praised or hated for it. Kathy Griffin portrayed  a beheaded Trump and anyone associated with her has had to pull out endorsements or has had to speak against her.Where is the fine line between respectfully criticizing this nation’s president and disrespecting the same?

“We just got slammed,” the executive and artistic director of Shakespeare Dallas Raphael Parry told the Globe. “It’s pretty amazing the vitriol, the wishing we would die and our family would die. A whole lot of them say that we should burn in hell.” A pair of protesters interrupted Friday’s performance and were heard shouting “Stop the normalization of political violence against the right!” and “you are inciting terrorists.”

It is healthy to talk about and express an obvious anxiety that we as a nation are feeling.It is healthy to speak out against what of what is unjust and defend the defenseless. However, ridiculing a nation’s leader is distasteful and not helpful.Let us celebrate our similarities and respectfully speak out against what we might find to be injustice without adding fuel to the fire.

Quote excerpted from http://time.com/4823353/shakespeare-threats-julius-ceasar/ 

Man angry at Women-only Screening of Wonder Woman-See the Mayor’s Response

I must applaud the actions of an Austin,Texas Mayor that bashed a citizen’s sexist remarks.A man was angry that select theaters would only screen for women for the movie Wonder Women.I think his arguments are brilliant and i couldn’t have said it any better. Should he want an only men screening for Superman, i’d say go ahead,but that wouldn’t prove much of a point.Men didn’t have to fight for their rights,they just always had it. Wonder Woman has become a symbol of power in a country that at times even our leaders make us feel less than, not to mention many other countries were women are mutilated, raped, and abused with no one to speak out for them. I even understand the man’s claims that this is a sexist move, but he fails to understand the need for encouragement towards women.As a woman pursuing a career in STEM I have been discouraged  to do so, and the world looks at us as the weaker sex.

This man claims as follow:“The theater that pandered to the sexism typical of women will, I hope, regret it’s decision,” the man wrote in a rant. He also threw out false claims, like “women pretend they do not know that only men serve in combat because they are content to have an easier ride” and “women gladly accept gold medals at the Olympics for coming in 10th and competing only against the second class of athletes. Name something invented by a woman!”

The letter-writer continued, “If Austin does not host a men-only counter event, I will never visit Austin and will welcome it’s [sic] [deterioration].”

This is an excerpt of the mayor’s response: “I am writing to alert you that your email account has been hacked by an unfortunate and unusually hostile individual,” the mayor wrote. “Please remedy your account’s security right away, lest this person’s uninformed and sexist rantings give you a bad name. After all, we men have to look out for each other!”

“Can you imagine if someone thought that you didn’t know women could serve in our combat units now without exclusion?” Adler continued. “What if someone thought you didn’t know that women invented medical syringes, life rafts, fire escapes, central and solar heating, a war-time communications system for radio-controlling torpedoes that laid the technological foundations for everything from Wi-Fi to GPS, and beer? And I hesitate to imagine how embarrassed you’d be if someone thought you were upset that a private business was realizing a business opportunity by reserving one screening this weekend for women to see a superhero movie.”

As an added stinger, Adler ended by calling the man’s views “an embarrassment to modernity, decency, and common sense.”

Instead, I’d encourage this man to call for unification and not to impose his views. He just proves exactly our point, that there are men out there with that mindset. I guess they never heard of Madam Curie, Dorothy Hodgkin, Mileva Einstein who contributed to research with her husband Albert Einstein, and Lise Meitner the woman who discovered nuclear fission with Otto Frisch among numerous others. He should go see “Hidden Figures’ instead of Wonder Woman and also look up the advances in science that were made thanks to women.

Be your best

Do not look outside for comforts or reassurances that you want. Be the person you hope to have in your life and everything will follow.Be the successful,loyal,ambitious,generous,kind,loving person you hope to find . Find comfort in being your own company and being your best friend. Love yourself and love others without any intention of being rewarded.Only when you have found all you need in yourself,you can provide the love to others.

Be the person you admire the most.Do not easily accept people’s beliefs, but listen to them. Never change for anyone, but strive to be the best you can be. And even when it is hard to believe people can be good, be good.

The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones is a 2002 novel by Alice Sebold. It is the story of a teenage girl who, after being raped and murdered, watches from her personal Heaven as her family and friends struggle to move on with their lives while she comes to terms with her own death.

On December 6, 1973, 14-year-old Susie Salmon takes her usual shortcut home from her school through a cornfield in Norristown, Pennsylvania. George Harvey, her 36-year-old neighbor who lives alone and builds doll houses for a living, persuades her to have a look at an underground den he has recently dug in the field. Once she enters, he rapes and murders her, then dismembers her body, putting her remains in a safe that he dumps in a sinkhole. Susie’s spirit flees toward her personal heaven, and in doing so, rushes past one of her classmates, social outcast Ruth Connors.

The Salmon family at first refuses to believe that Susie is dead, until a neighbor’s dog finds Susie’s elbow. The police talk to Harvey, finding him strange but seeing no reason to suspect him. Susie’s father, Jack, begins to suspect Harvey, a sentiment his surviving daughter Lindsey comes to share. Jack takes an extended leave from work. Meanwhile, another of Susie’s classmates, Ray Singh, who had a crush on Susie in school and had made plans to go out with her a few days before her murder, develops a relationship with Ruth, as they are drawn together by their connection with Susie.The novel portrays heaven as a very personal thing; each dead person existing in their own individualized version of heaven, sometimes sharing similar elements with other individuals, but not able to follow into the dissimilar areas of another person’s heaven. Because Susie’s character is narrating the story from her own personal heaven, there are some questions over the depiction of the afterlife.

Life is precious

Mind racing,I keep replacing my thoughts of you with my daily needs.I can no longer remember of a time i sit to ponder why the matters of the heart never really work out  when it seems it is meant to be.In my youth, I intend to be great.I will exceed the goals and expectations I have set up for myself.And I will never forget to love – to love me. I will never forget that life can turn upside down in a matter of less than a second.

And for that life is precious.As soon as a moment is gone, you can’t take it back.It is both a blessing and a curse.You live and let go as you keep on going.

Be happy

People struggle to find their sense of purpose when the purpose of anyone’s life should be happiness. Your motivation? It should be to be happy. Whatever issues you may have with someone else, fix the issues you have with yourself first. Sometimes we project our frustration on others and sometimes what we detest about certain people is what we detest about ourselves. Before trying to save the world, make sure you are saved.The greatest thing you can give to yourself is love.

Forgive yourself .It is easier to forgive others , but it is hard to forgive yourself. While you may not have the forgiveness of the one you have hurt, having your own forgiveness will help you move on and make a change.And while the person that has hurt you may not have asked you for forgiveness; forgive them. You are greater than your circumstances, than your scars and your emotions.

Have an understanding of who you are, but do not look down upon or scorn  others that do not share your ideals. Tolerate other people’s ideals and respectfully disagree. Do not believe something you have lived and do not disregard an idea you do not have full knowledge about.Be honest, be respectful,be loving, be forgiving, be conscientious, be aware, be open minded.

Young Goodman Brown

Young Goodman Brown is an allegory about a young puritan man who takes a journey in the woods to find himself and leaves his young wife Faith behind. Puritans believed the woods were the place evil spirits resided.

Loss of innocence is equaled to loss of faith.In this sense his innocence was what kept him from questioning his life up until this moment. That innocence that does not question what is told and has no reason to do otherwise. For this very reason Young Goodman Browns wife is dressed with ribbons. Innocence is lost when it’s shown to him that no one he knew lived the life they told. First Faith loses her beautiful ribbons .Before Young Goodman Brown loses his faith he loses his Innocence first . Innocent is what had held him back from seeing the reality .His faith was tied to his Innocence. Innocence becomes his blindfold. When his blindfold falls off, he questions his faith. Faith is often described as believing in what you cannot see. The moment what he was told and taught fails to hold significance and truth , he wants to see proof . His words against the devil does not work because he does not hold a spiritual authority that an intimate relationship with the Almighty would have given him. He had some belief that it would. When his last fight is lost, he lets evil in his heart. He figures the only truthful is the devil .He does not hide his intentions .In fact,he does not tell him what it is.He makes Young Goodman Brown believe that the way he feels comes completely from him.Besides his weak spirit, the fact he is led away from faith ,his mind is weak. He crumbles before The Enemy .