Our Memory Makes Us

“...memory is our only true access to reality.” ― Blake Crouch, Recursion Can we stop our sinful patterns if we erase our memories? Two different storylines wrestle with this very question. The first is Veronica Roth’s Divergent series concerning a hated character named Peter. The second is a sci-fi series on Netflix called Dark Matter.… Continue reading Our Memory Makes Us

Stranger Things 3: The Power of Memories to Forge the Future

Stranger Things Season 3 burst forth with the energy of a firecracker unrolling one of the show's most terrifying seasons. The storyline builds up to a dramatic ending, highlighting an important theme of this season—the power of memory. *Spoilers ahead* On a hot summer’s day, Will is excited to be with his friends again, playing another intense… Continue reading Stranger Things 3: The Power of Memories to Forge the Future

Redeeming the Beast: The Unexpected Message of Shyamalan’s Glass

M. Night Shyamalan's latest movie Glass brings together three characters from his preceding movies Unbreakable and Split. While all three movies are intense with scenes of violence, the viewer is surprisingly moved to compassion. In Unbreakable, Bruce Willis plays David (aka the Overseer), a reluctant hero. His heroic powers are revealed as he is the… Continue reading Redeeming the Beast: The Unexpected Message of Shyamalan’s Glass

The Damage Done

A recently popular TED talk focused on how the biggest risk to our physical well being is exposure to one thing: childhood trauma.  The speaker explains how trauma actually affects how the brain develops. As one who has experienced childhood trauma, I found this TED talk extremely depressing. It often feels like the imprint of… Continue reading The Damage Done