Breaking Free from the Arctic Ice, into the Prison of PTSD


Like the childhood monsters that lurked under our beds, Sprague Theobald found that PTSD, too, is terrified of the light.

A School, A Gun, and a Generation’s Burden

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Brian Shea reflects on violence in schools vs. his memories of years ago. And calls upon a new generation to find their own way.

New Convos With My 2-Year-Old Video: Leaves

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Are you doing nature right? Did you hear something? Convos With My 2-Year-Old is here to help!

“If the football program is producing boys like these, it should be shut down right now because it’s creating monsters.”


Should the Steubenville football program and other programs whose students commit sexual assault be shut down?

Shame and Violence: The Connecticut School Shooting and Hate


Tragedy comes from repressed shame, not from being too permissive with people.

The Girl with the Smurf Tattoo


It’s hard to avoid reading into someone’s appearance, especially when they’re intended to intimidate.

Guestpost #86: Roxanne Porter – Ten Things I’ve Learned From Netflix

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Guestposter Roxanne Porter shares what she has learned from Netflix

Sandusky, Paterno, Rick Reilly, & Me

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Marcus Williams thinks that when Rick Reilly went hard on Paterno, he may have let the rest of us off too easy.

Lois Lane


Superman has no need for Lois Lane.

“As a victim of child sex abuse, I wish someone acted violently against my offender.”


This is a comment by MsRN on the post “Talking Myself Out of Murdering Jerry Sandusky”.

The Progression of Regret


William Henderson has divided the stages of regret into five plains of devastation.

A ‘Call Me Maybe’ Parody to Watch With Your Kids

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Cookie Monster puts a family-friendly spin on the cloyingly popular Tween sensation “Call Me, Maybe” that makes the original song significantly more tolerable.

The Monster at the End of This Post

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The first rule of monsters is learning who is a monster.

The Monster Engine: An Interview with Dave DeVries


Dave DeVries’ monumental art project transforms conceptual children’s drawings into some of strangest looking monsters ever conceived.