Where The Wild Things Are

By Christopher Zoukis The tale of a small, mischievous boy named Max, who wears a wolf’s costume as he chases the family dog with a fork, his subsequent banishment by his mother to his room, where, from the magic of his imagination, a wild forest appears and out from nowhere a boat emerges in which […]

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Semiotics: Trees

By Christopher Zoukis In The Giving Tree Shel Silverstein wrote:  “He would climb up her trunk and swing from her branches and eat apples.  And they would play hide-and-go-seek.  And when he was tired, he would sleep in her shade.  And the boy loved the tree … very much.  And the tree was happy.” The […]

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College For Convicts: Available for Purchase

Title: College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons Author: Christopher Zoukis Publisher: McFarland and Company Pages: 300 Genre: Social Sciences/Education Purchase at AMAZON Provide education to prisoners and they won’t return to crime. America accounts for 5 percent of the world’s population, yet incarcerates about 25 percent of the world’s prisoners […]

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How To Find A Princess

By Christopher Zoukis Hans Christian Andersen wrote a fairy tale which he called The Princess and the Pea, or Prinsessen pa Aerten.  The story is simple:  once upon a time there was a rich and handsome prince, who needed to find a wife.  Being a true blueblood, he refused to marry anyone but a true […]

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Another Look at a Good Book

Image courtesy katu.com By Christopher Zoukis Genghis Khan established a vast empire during the 13th Century.  The Mongol Empire extended from the Dnepr River to the Pacific.  There’s another more contemporary group of Mongols.  It’s an outlaw motorcycle club that originated in December 1969, in a small town called Montebello, which is in Southern California.  […]

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William Gibson

As a big fan of William Gibson, I have just ordered his latest novel.  I offer this video to tease you — perhaps you will check it out.  The narrator of the video is a little eccentric, but he is enthusiastic.  And enthusiasm for anything in today’s world is difficult to find.

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The Phenomenon of Man

This video discusses de Chardin’s infamous book entitled The Phenomenon of Man.  Some interpret the book as a metaphysical work.  Others interpret it as a theological expression.  And still others propose that the book is simply a scientific treatise.  Each reader will have to come to his/her own conclusion.  The video reflects a scientific perspective of […]

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