1. Ashley Edmonds

    The Crow



    Since I was a preteen The 1990’s film adaption of The Crow has always been among my favorite films. The film always stuck with me because of it’s dark references and poetic influences. The Crow is about a young couple, Shelly and Eric, who live in a historical apartment …

  2. Ashley Edmonds

    A Modest Metamorphosis


    “If Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis” strikes anyone as something more than an entomological fantasy, then I congratulate him on having joined the ranks of good and great readers…for we can take the story apart, we can find out how the bits fit, how one part of the pattern responds to the…
  3. Ashley Edmonds


        (“There is at this moment a beetle the size of god’s ass on the table about six inches from the t-writer. It is worse than anything Kafka ever dreamed, so big I can see its eyes and the hair on its legs — Jesus, suddenly it leaped off
  4. Ashley Edmonds

    The Metamorphosis Decades Apart

    “If Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis” strikes anyone as something more than an entomological fantasy, then I congratulate him on having joined the ranks of good and great readers…for we can take the story apart, we can find out how the bits fit, how one part of the pattern responds to the…
  5. Ashley Edmonds

    Annotated Bibliography: Metamorphosis

    Still deciding the essential direction to go on analyzing how interpretations and presentations are a direct product of the culture of Franz Kafka. There are different ways I could go about generally answering the cultural aspects of Kafka in Metamorphosis.

    [<a href=”http://storify.com/Ashykins09/franz-kafka-metamorphosis” target=”_blank”>View the story “Franz Kafka – Metamorphosis” …

  6. Ashley Edmonds

    Faith In Night

    The poem “Night”, published in 1789 by English poet William Blake, was written with the purpose of enlightening about the existence of protective forces, and the inevitable evils of mankind. “Night” comes from the 1789 collection Songs of Innocence and of Experience, which is portrays the two contrary…
  7. Ashley Edmonds

    William Blake "Night"

         “Night” The sun descending in the west,
    The evening star does shine;
    The birds are silent in their nest,
    And I must seek for mine.
    The moon, like a flower,
    In heaven’s high bower,
    With silent delight
    Sits and smiles on the night.

    Farewell, green fields and happy

  8. Ashley Edmonds

    Truth for Peace


    “Public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. The duty of the journalist is to further those ends by seeking truth and providing a fair and comprehensive account of events and issues.” – Society of Professional Journalist Preamble

    As a journalist it is my job…
  9. Ashley Edmonds


    Over this past semester my focus as a writer has been organizing thoughts, procrastination, and entertaining an audience. At the beginning of the semester my blogs consisted of choppy word jumble and obvious and procrastinated assignments. However, being able to have peer comments and constructive feedback I realized it was…
  10. Ashley Edmonds

    One for One


    Today I was inspired to go the day without shoes to raise awareness and money for Toms. Toms is a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. One for One. Today April 10, 2012 Jacksonville…
  11. Ashley Edmonds


    Sunset I wonder why when you say goodbye
    beautiful colours paint the sky.
    Shades of orange, yellow and pink too
    all come out because of you.
    And although I hate to see you go,
    I really do enjoy the show.
    I’ve seen you leave so many times
    and still it’s…
  12. Ashley Edmonds

    Book Club?


    “If daily reading begins in infancy, by the time the child is 5 years old, he or she has been fed roughly 900 hours of  brain food! Reduce that experience to just 30 minutes a week, and the child’s hungry mind loses 770 hours of nursery rhymes, fairy tales and
  13. Ashley Edmonds


    Am I a great writer? No, in no means am I anywhere near being a perfect writer. However, I do pride myself with having common sense, and being a pretty “darn good” typographer. (Typography, in print journalism, is the detail of layout of the newspaper, magazine, flier, exedra; that is…
  14. Ashley Edmonds


    In a world with internet access and cliff notes, the amount of reading the average person does is decreasing with each generation. In a 1993 National Assessment of Adult Literacy, the largest government-funded national literacy survey to date, stated that the average American reads at an eighth grade reading level.…
  15. Ashley Edmonds

    Into the Future


    For many years now the film industry has played fantasy on virtual vision. For example the one I can think of off the top of my head is the Terminator films. In these films director James Cameron introduces the 80’s to “cyborg vision”. This vision is a virtual computer based …

  16. Ashley Edmonds

    Is More Better?

    Be honest, which do you find more effective, a brief description/ summary or a long drawn out article? Most would choose the brief description. Think about it, when you Google something most people would prefer to read briefly to get a general idea of the topic. So with this being…
  17. Ashley Edmonds

    Social Vs. Traditional Learning

    There is no argument that growing up in the digital era, solely dependent on the technological interaction with our peers, that we as students struggle with academic writing. A lot of times when assigned research papers it’s like pulling teeth to write. I become extremely stressed about the assignment and…
  18. Ashley Edmonds

    I Have to get This Done!…Tomorrow

    Procrastinate -to defer action; delay: to procrastinate until an opportunity is lost. As students and adults we are all at some point guilty of procrastinating. I would like to bet that while leading up to this post everyone prepped about the same way. Think about it, after class knowing about the next assignment, at some point you said…
  19. Ashley Edmonds

    Organizing Thoughts

    As a writer I know one of my challenges is organizing my thoughts and getting my point across the way I would like to. When given a topic I find my thoughts racing and struggle in putting my thoughts out there so that my audience understands fully. Students at the…
  20. Ashley Edmonds



    What are my writings purposes? As I sit here boggling that question– I try to think back to how my love to tell started. Growing up I remember being artsy in the fact of storytelling, crafting, and presenting my imagination. Everything from music, writing, to drawing I could somehow elaborate…
  21. Ashley Edmonds

    Keep it simple


    As a journalist I find it sometime challenging to just slow down and keep thing simple. Which in journalistic writing this is a big “no no”, since the audience the writing is directed to is the “average Joe”. This style of writing is mint to be none bias, and for…

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