History of Noahs Ark

Flood stories have been a common thread in many religions across the globe. One of the stories we are most familiar with in our culture, the story of Noahs Ark, is a well known segment of the old testament, and an interesting story of how God punished the world for how corrupt it had become. … Read more

Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur grew up around nothing but self-delusion. His mother, Alice Faye Williams, thought she was a “revolutionary. ” She called herself “Afeni Shakur” and associated with members of the ill-fated Black Panther Party, a movement that wanted to feed school kids breakfast and earn civil rights for African Americans. During her youth she dropped … Read more

History of Childhood

The history of childhood is a subject of controversy. Since serious historical investigation began into this area in the late 1960s, historians have increasingly divided into two contrasting camps of opinion, those advocating “continuity” in child rearing practices, and those emphasising “change”. As there is little evidence of what childhood was really like in the … Read more

Franny and Zooey: Childhood

“We’re freaks,the two of us, Franny and I… and both of those bastards are responsible…I could murder both without batting an eyelash… The great teachers, the great emancipators.” Childhood memories are ripples of waves crashing serenly throughout my mind. Memories of climbing trees, playing dress-up and other fun-filled reminiscences float through these waters like drift … Read more