O. Henry was a prolific short story writer during the early part of the 20th Century. His work is being digitally dismantled word by word by none other than the U.S. State Department.
Ever watch an historical military movie or television production and the book nerd in the group is entirely turned off to the experience by a single incorrect guidon? “Gettysburg” comes to mind.
So, where did this Pooh-as-PTSD narrative begin? Apparently, a group of Canadian doctors, led by Sarah E. Shea, a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in pediatric behavioral medicine, wrote a paper in the Dec. 12, 2000 edition of the Canadian Medical Association Journal entitled “Pathology in the Hundred Acre Wood: a neurodevelopmental perspective on A.A. Milne.”Continue reading “The Military Grace Notes of Winnie-The-Pooh”
Heroes are molded after brave Odysseus who leaves his young son, his loving wife and aged father, and even his faithful dog, to go fight a 10-year war, followed by a 10-year trek to get back home—in an age where there were no cell phones or rotations home. This article first appeared on First AmericanContinue reading “Was Odysseus Sentenced to the Wrong Level of Dante’s Hell?”
No matter by which form you take it in—book or one of two movies—“True Grit” doesn’t need to explain itself. It’s obvious that the 14-year-old girl looking for a marshal with true grit to help avenge her father’s death, is full of grit herself.