Delayed Lethality

The following article was written by my father Bill Goodman for publication in Black Powder Cartridge News magazine.  I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to provide a photo shoot of an extensive collection of antique small-caliber handguns which will likewise be published in Black Powder Cartridge News and accompany the article. _________________________________________________________ Delayed Lethality Written by Bill Goodman Photography by Dan Goodman In the natural world there are animals that kill their prey quickly and cleanly through brute strength and sheer size. The Polar Bear, Grizzly []

The Loose Screw

I gave the following poem to a dear friend of mine, but thought I ought to give it to you all as well.  Enjoy.      The Loose Screw -December 21st, 2012- Gears turn without thinking                                                                                             []

Undergraduate English Senior Thesis

Reconciling Paradoxes Unearthing Thomas Jefferson   Identity lies beneath the folds of behaviors and sentiments. Self-expression illuminates the essence of one’s inner-depths. Tireless cataloguing and analysis usually enlightens biographers and their readers, helping future scholars comprehend the identities of the historical giants they study. Yet nestled within the ranks of the founding fathers of the American Revolution – arguably a hodgepodge of public intellectuals and politicians analyzed and defined more than seemingly any other set of figures within American history – one []

Home (An Extended Poem)

Home -December 5th, 2012- ________________ A home of my own I have yet to find. So what’s the use In describing where I live and bare The style and objects In it, as if they’re me, Projected on a place That’s not my place? But first Be aware The irony of my living affair Runs deeper here Than meets the ears. Not simply a tenant Housed deliberately and Temporary A renter of space But not owning the place. No, in fact I []

An Epistolary In Progress

Originally posted on Dan Goodman Photography:
(Previously entitled An Epistolary in Progress) A friend and peer of mine developed this correspondence with me.  These letters have been created as an assignment for a class and are FICTITIOUS in their proposals and sentiments.  Cheers all, and thank you to my loyal followers for your diligent reading and enthusiastic impressions. (The following was produced by Quentin Miller (Samuel) and Dan Goodman (Waymark) ________________________________________________________________ December 1st, 2012 Dear Samuel, We were driving several days ago…

The Revolting Letters

(Previously entitled An Epistolary in Progress) A friend and peer of mine developed this correspondence with me.  These letters have been created as an assignment for a class and are FICTITIOUS in their proposals and sentiments.  Cheers all, and thank you to my loyal followers for your diligent reading and enthusiastic impressions. (The following was produced by Quentin Miller (Samuel) and Dan Goodman (Waymark) ________________________________________________________________ December 1st, 2012 Dear Samuel, We were driving several days ago when I tried to recite the []

Faith Versus Faithlessness

Exploring Through Comparison of Donnie Darko and Joseph Andrews the Values of Faith Versus Faithlessness A deep-seeded fear dominates my psyche and behavior just as it plagues every other common human being. Knowledge of our inevitable deaths drives us to proactively perpetuate life as long as possible, but not necessarily in logical ways. For instance, “fear of death makes us spend fifteen percent of our income on medicine, from which we get little or no health benefit, while we neglect things like []

Orientalism & The Early Novel

Exploring Robinson Crusoe Through The Lens of Edward Said’s Orientalism Theory and Marie-Louise Pratt’s Contact Zone Theory Influence perpetuates the literary tradition. Each new work expresses an array of previous influences re-blended. This rule of influence proliferates more than just the art of literary analysis and critique; it penetrates and formulates even that which appears novel and original. In particular, the rise of the novel during the late 17th and early 18h centuries failed to escape rooted influences and institutions. One theory []

Orientalism: Imagination’s Vice

Orientalism: Imagination’s Vice The draws of the ”East” toy with the contemporary tourists of the “West”. Western tourism, or tourism from western Europe and the United States in particular, spawns from both the Occident’s fascination with the Orient as well as westerners’ willingness to pay for its experience. Rooted in traditional propensities for active economic and boundary growth by empires, the act of exploration also stimulates the West’s cultural fantasy of the East, encouraging modern tourism as an industry. Rooted in a []

(Hiking) Golden Trout Lakes, Near Big Sky, Montana

Stifling heat and choking smoke may define the legacy of Montana’s 2012 summer, but the state’s high altitude mountain lakes have so far remained havens for outdoor seekers of fresh air and tranquility.   Last weekend my brother Bobby and roommate Quentin joined me for a short backpacking trek to the Golden Trout Lakes of the southern Gallatin Range.  Located about 10 miles north of Big Sky, the June snow run-off perpetuates these pools 9200 feet above sea level.  Excess water invades []