My Online Prose Portfolio

"Write out of love, write out of instinct, write out of reason. But always for money."
Louis Untermeyer

A Modest Brief Against Euthanasia
A short essay explaining my opposition to the practice of euthanasia, and how it does not advance human freedom, as its advocates claim.

Arthur Miller's The Crucible: A Literary Analysis
The beauty of Miller's critique of McCarthyism is that it stands on its own just fine, devoid of bothersome political intrusions.

Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird: A Literary Analysis
My review of Harper Lee's wonderful book.

Misery - A Movie Review
This is actually more of a literary analysis. Be warned: I had to give away the ending to do the analysis right.

Much Ado About Nothing? Examining the Shakespeare Authorship Debate
So you think that William Shakespeare wrote all the plays and poems? Many disagree. Learn a little something about the never-ending debate.

Should the NEA be Abolished?
My opinion on the National Endowment of the Arts, as expressed in an opinion/research paper I wrote for a college class in 1998.

Why Slasher Movies Expose the Folly of Gun Control
Find out what the modern slasher movie can teach us about the basic right of self-defense.