Living the Epic Drama In Short Stories

Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize in Literature last week. She is the thirteenth woman and first Canadian to win the prize. Munro's award is also significant because she won it, not for a novel, but for being a "master of the contemporary short story." That's pretty cool.When asked why she writes short stories instead of novels, Munro told The Atlantic: So why do I like to write short stories? Well, I certainly didn't intend to. I was going to write a novel. And still! I still come up with … [Read more...]

Bioshock 2 and the Power of Influence

Warning: The following post contains major end-game spoilers.Everyone makes disciples.  Whether you know it or not, you actually are making disciples--there are people who, for better or worse, look up to you and follow your example.  What you center your life around will have an affect on those closest to you and how they live their lives.  Certainly it is possible for children to "break the mold" of their parents, but I suspect that is far more rare than we would like to admit.Bioshock 2 wa … [Read more...]