Category Archives: Literature

RIP Ray Bradbury

I learned that Ray Bradbury died yesterday.  This news fills me with both sadness and gratefulness in equal measure. Ray Bradbury is one of the few writers who changed my life.  I was about fourteen years old the first time I read Fahrenheit 451.  I was an outsider who was heavily bullied, and felt disaffected because […]

Meeting of the Minds

Today’s selection from Letters of Note couldn’t be closer to my heart.  Aldous Huxley wrote to George Orwell after Orwell had his publishers send a copy of 1984 to Huxley.  In the letter, Huxley compared 1984 to his own work Brave New World.  The two works in my mind, comprise the two foundational towers of […]