Category Archives: myths

Standing on Holy Ground

In my small Kentucky town, tucked in the undulating blue-green hills of Appalachia, the Kentucky Derby is a mythic event. Rituals surrounding the Derby involving food, gatherings, and even clothing, abound. Held the first week of May in 1980, my elementary school kindergarten program had a Derby Day celebration in our All-Purpose Room. We spent…

Jesus, Harry Potter, & Han Solo: Celebrating MLK Day

This day, each year our nation gathers for parades, commemorations, moments of silence, and observances of all kinds to celebrate the life Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Right? Or rather, is it a day that kids lay out of school, most businesses close, and people finally get rid of the hangover that’s been plaguing them…

Boycott “Orphan”–Help Stop Negative Adoption Stereotypes

On July 24th Dark Castle Entertainment along with Warner Bros is releasing a horror film called Orphan based on a psychopathic adopted child. You can see the pitifully ignoble trailer here. Although I haven’t seen the script, its apparent from the trailer, where an eerily pale, adopted little girl deadpans, “it must be hard to…