Category Archives: Opinion Essay

Why Write Poetry

By Dave Hood You will not become rich by writing poetry. In fact, if you spend your days writing only poetry, you’ll become a starving artist. Most poets teach and write, or they have day jobs and write in their … Continue reading

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Opinion Essay: The Presidential Election

Monday, November-05-12 By Dave Hood Who will win the Presidential election on November 6th, 2012? Public opinion polls suggest this election is too close to call. A flood of recent information from public opinion polls sends out conflicting results. Some … Continue reading

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Photo From Hell: Home of a Tent

For countless millions in the third world, home is a tent, the washroom is a hole in the ground, a meal is a bowl of stale  rice, and a bath is a swim in a river that smells like an … Continue reading

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Essay: Evil Lurks in the Hearts and Minds of Men

by Dave Hood In Montreal, a man, angry with his male lover, ties him up, tortures and dismembers him, tosses the torso into the garbage, and  then mails other body parts to various people. He also films the killing and … Continue reading

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Existential Nihilism: Does Life Have Meaning?

“Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable.” ― Albert Camus,The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays “I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad … Continue reading

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Reflections of 9/11

by Dave Hood The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 were a terrifying day for Americans and for millions of others around the world. America will never forget 9/11, the day Islamic extremists hijacked two passenger planes and steered them … Continue reading

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Essay: What is Art?

“Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.”–Oscar Wilde “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”—Thomas Merton “Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.” ― … Continue reading

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