Emperor

“Not the knife, boy, I want to look presentable at the funeral.” “What then? What do I use if not the knife?” “You’re going to use your hands. You need to feel this in your flesh, in your bones. You must feel it when you take a life.” “I don’t want to take a life.” … Continue reading Emperor

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Jim’s Art Experience

1:41 PM. The eyes had been blue but he knew they were really gray. They stared at him as he climbed the hill. Music had heralded a beginning. Colorful, ineloquent, they had appeared, and instantly, he had understood them. Their faces were like babies’ so babies could see them; their bodies were lumpy and ill … Continue reading Jim’s Art Experience

It’s War: Thoughts on Killing Nazis from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

When I first watched Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, I didn’t understand the full connotation behind the term “Nazi collaborator.” To be fair, I was eight. At that age, I wasn’t in the habit of looking too closely at the morality of the movies I watched. I understood that the bad guys lost because … Continue reading It’s War: Thoughts on Killing Nazis from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade