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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
An overview of Edward Abbott Abbot's Flatland.
Goodbye 2021, Hello 2022!
Happy New Year! Here's a list of almost 50 books that you …
2021 Reading Challenge – Week 49 – Steppenwolf
It's almost the end of 2021, and I've just finished reading Herman …
2021 Reading Challenge – Week 48
It's been a long time since I've posted to Freshly Stale. I'm …
old friend
a note to an old friend
a week without a phone
a little blurb about my past week 🙂
after Eliot’s ‘The Waste Land’
This poem is a bit of a collage. None of the lines …
without you
there's so much more time each day without you in my life …
video games & cameras
A silly little love poem, and a story about the benefits of …
2021 Reading Challenge – Week 36
Thirty-four books! Well, thirty-four and a half and a half books. I …
I Ask For Turtles When I’m In Love
a silly little poem about turtles 🐢
Painting 5.12.11, Oliver Lee Jackson
Oliver Lee Jackson's 'Painting 5.12.11' evokes thoughts of intimacy, self-knowledge, and submersion …
On Being Distracted – and 2021 Reading Challenge Weeks 32 & 33
Working global security, I have to stay aware of global events just …
unseeing
I gaze at the moon and feel cold.My God! How I love …
2021 Reading Challenge – Week 31 – Spring Snow
Its official; I'm behind schedule! Today I finished reading the 29th book …
blabbering
Words words words sentimentalitiesmaybe a metaphor or a simile words words feelings …
2021 Reading Challenge – July Recap – Self-Discovery
What has a greater impact on intent; logical realities or artistic idealisms? …
feeling strange
I'm feeling strange today though nothing's really changed. Its still not quite …
2021 Reading Challenge – Week 27
Two books! I've read 2 books this week! The first was Kat …
poem I wrote after reading Cat Cohen’s book
A boy told me he loved me this morningOr maybe it was …

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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

An overview of Edward Abbott Abbot’s Flatland.

Goodbye 2021, Hello 2022!

Happy New Year! Here’s a list of almost 50 books that you can read online for free!

2021 Reading Challenge – Week 49 – Steppenwolf

It’s almost the end of 2021, and I’ve just finished reading Herman Hesse’s Steppenwolf. I can’t tell you why exactly, because I’m not entirely sure, but it made me cry several times and is certainly a book that I wish to revisit soon. Earlier this week, I finished reading Chinese Literature: a Very Short Introduction, […]

2021 Reading Challenge – Week 48

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted to Freshly Stale. I’m very much behind on the 52 book reading challenge I set for myself and I ain’t even mad about it. Life has been busy. I love to stay busy! I’m not throwing in the towel on the challenge just yet. However, if I […]

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Poems

after Eliot’s ‘The Waste Land’

This poem is a bit of a collage. None of the lines are my own; instead, the poem consists of rearranged lines from T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. Thanks for reading! ☺️

without you

there’s so much more time each day without you in my life for the things that I truly love more reading less reeling I’ve never eaten better never been healthier physically and mentally more exercise fewer cries now, I write every day I can finally focus without you my old love who got me through […]

video games & cameras

A silly little love poem, and a story about the benefits of leaving your comfort zone.

I Ask For Turtles When I’m In Love

a silly little poem about turtles 🐢

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Art History

Oppenheim’s Object and Man Ray’s Gift in Present Times
Useless art pieces that make us feel uncomfortable are highly valued, yet …
Repetition and Recreation in Art History
Art history is full of repetition, of artists recreating famous works from …
Unicorns, Devils, and Gargoyles
Ugly thoughts got me thinking about unicorns and gargoyles, leading me to …
The Language of Art
Art is subjective. People can enjoy, or not enjoy, art at their …
Stargazer: Statuette of a Woman
Stargazer: Statuette of a Woman is one of my favorite art historical …

Reviews

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
An overview of Edward Abbott Abbot's Flatland.
2021 Reading Challenge – Week 31 – Spring Snow
Its official; I'm behind schedule! Today I finished reading the 29th book …
London Fog Vintage Hardside Expandable Spinner Luggage Review
About 2 weeks ago, I promised you a review of the luggage …
2021 Reading Challenge – Week 7
Ta is a humorous, sexed up book from the mid 1970's. Some …