Author Archives: Jaclyn

Was Shakespeare racist? No, remember Shylock’s speech: If you prick us, do we not bleed?

I do not think Shakespeare was racist, and here are a couple of important reasons why.   When Shakespeare created his hero Othello, he made him a warrior, a career of dignity. A Moor, seen in contemporary terms, was someone who was little more than an animal. Shakespeare sensitively portrayed Othello to be a mixture…

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What is the sexual life and culture like for Eskimos?

Eskimos live in a culture that is very different from others. The term Eskimos is not how they identify themselves, but how others refer to the people who populate Alaska, northern Canada, Greenland (where, by the way, it’s icy, and in Iceland, it’s green!), northeast Siberia in Asiatic Russia.   Eskimo culture includes the following:…

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We should listen to…Karen Carpenter. Why was she better than the American Idol contestants?

Karen Carpenter was part of a group called the Carpenters, made up of her brother and Karen herself. She played the drums originally, and was one of the best, according to some. However, her singing is what was unique, and set her apart from her peers. Interestingly, it was the transition of her being behind…

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Why is culture important?

A knowledge of international culture can help us in a variety of ways, but I would like to discuss three that are especially important to me on a personal level.   The first is that life is a mystery. There are so many questions that people have, which are universal. If we know more about…

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Agatha Christie, racism and elitism: Why is she the best-selling author of all time?

Agatha Christie is the best-selling author in the world. There are many good things to say, obviously, about why she is so popular worldwide. She created characters that were memorable for the most part, even if sometimes they were stereotypical. She had a wonderful sense of humour, which was subtle. Her solutions to her murder…

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Shah mat: Iranian revolution of 1979. What is the connection to chess?

The words Shah Mat in Farsi refer to the death of the King. This is the origin of the term ‘checkmate’ in English. It is the final move in a game of chess. The person who checkmates the other player wins the game. In 1979, the Iranian Revolution resulted in the death of the Shah.…

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Why are 1930s American movies better than current American movies?

A lot of people do not like to watch movies from the 1930s because they are turned off by the fact that the movies are shown in black and white. They are missing out on a lot, though.   One of the most interesting things about 1930s films is that there are two types of…

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What is Barack Obama saying about the Sandy Hook conspiracy?

Recently, Alex Jones went on Piers Morgan and mentioned that Morgan should be deported for his stance that there should be a ban on assault weapons. Jones interpreted this to mean that Morgan was violating the 2nd Amendment, in principle. One response to this interview was very interesting, and that is Barack Obama’s. After the…

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Are these two different pictures of the same woman? Sandy Hook conspiracy

Recently, I came across a link that made me think, for the first time, about the Sandy Hook conspiracy theory as possibly having some legitimacy to it. I’m not sure if this is the same woman in both pictures, but the similarity is strong enough that I am definitely willing to entertain the idea. And…

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My new book cover for He Talks To Me, Too!

  This is the book cover for my new book, He Talks To Me, Too.   This is a story that draws upon the literature of bildungsroman, a journey about the character and moral development of a young person. It also is based in sentimental literature, where the heroine is tested, like Job was in…

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