Aug 292013
 
Why People Hate Skyler White on <i>Breaking Bad</i>

Actress Anna Gunn, the actress who plays Skyler White on Breaking Bad, writes OP-Ed for the NYTimes. The Breaking Bad Forums are filled with Skyler White haters and that hatred has even transferred to actress Anna Gunn, the actress who plays Skyler, as viewers begin to confuse the world of reality with the world of…

Jul 052013
 
Scandal Must Come

On July 1, 2013, the Archbishop of Milwaukee, Jerome E. Listecki released almost 6000 documents related to his Archdiocese's handling of the sex abuse cases.  Because of the current sex abuse scandal, the Catholic Church has an opportunity to teach and to lead on the topic of abuse.  It could examine the behaviors of the offender priests…

Apr 302012
 
Seeing Through Psychopathic Smoke and Mirrors.

The word psychopath is derived from the Greek words, psyche meaning "mind" or "soul" and path, meaning "sickness".  An encounter with a psychopath certainly leaves one feeling sickened.  Scars from psychopathic encounters leave a person and community indelibly traumatized and transformed as the contagion reverberates through the social fabric and forward through time. Anytime a…

Mar 312012
 
Rene Girard's Mimetic Theory & The Scapegoat

Rene Girard, Professor Emeritus at Stanford University, began developing his theories over 40 years ago, while researching the great stories in literature.  He wanted to know what made these stories great and he discovered that they had some similarities.  He further began to research the rituals and  mythologies of primitive people.  He noted the same…

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