The Chestnut Tree
The point of the chestnut tree is that it is not a chestnut tree. It simply exists, free of ‘essence’, or any assigned meaning. It is at that moment that Antoine is pulled from the past he has immersed himself in (his book), and is fully aware of what the nausea which has been ailing him truly is. It is the sickening awareness and freedom that is caused by his realization that essence is...
The "Monster Study"
During the 1930’s, a speech pathologist, Dr. Wendell Johnson, set out to prove that stuttering was a curable infliction. He took a sample of 22 orphans in Iowa, and split them into two groups, those who supposedly stuttered, and those who did not. However, only half of the ‘stuttering’ group actually stuttered. Dr. Johnson instructed the staff of the orphanage, under false pretenses, that the...
Kyla Oglesbee, wife, mother, and teacher, passed away this past Wednesday in her home of natural causes. Born in Oxford, OH, Mrs. Oglesbee moved to Cincinnati when she was 19 to pursue a bachelor’s degree in archeology from the University of Cincinnati. After marrying her husband, Jordon Kuhn, whom she had dated since enrolled at Talawanda High School, she moved to Charleston, SC and...