A Household Utensil’s Day Off

The Hands are gone this morning and you breathe a sigh of relief—well, not literally, because you’re a sponge, and sponges don’t sigh so much as simply deflate a bit. Your scouring side still aches from last night’s skillet and its stubborn burnt remnants. You wanted to scream at the stupid Hand that this wasn’t […]

“To a Mouse” – Translation and Notes

(Original Text)  To a Mouse On Turning Her Up in Her Nest with the Plough, November, 1785  (Translation)To a MouseOn Turning Her Up in Her Nest with the Plough,November, 1785 Wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim’rous beastie, O, what a panic’s in thy breastie! Thou need na start awa sae hasty, Wi’ bickering brattle! I wad be laith to rin an’ chase thee, Wi’ murdering pattle!  Soft, teensy, cowerin’, nervous beast, Oh, gosh, what a panic’s in your breast! There ain’t no need for such doggone […]

Art and Gender: Observational Study

In this multicultural ethnographic research project I sought to identify and interpret any correlation between existing gender roles and artistic expression. Introduction In society, gender roles and sexual identity have correlation to many other cultural practices and beliefs. So, too, does art, whether as a result of functional necessity or simply an extension of symbolic […]