Tuesday , 18 December 2018

Category: Resolution and Independence

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A blog for Phil Grech.

Sexual assault: Time to come to the defense of women

Sexual assault: Time to come to the defense of women

By Phil Grech | gargoyle@flagler.edu Recently a friend of mine was physically and sexually assaulted at a party. After she pushed the guy off her, he called her a slut and a bitch ...

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The night I drove away from prayer

The night I drove away from prayer

By Phil Grech | gargoyle@flagler.edu You're either in or you're out: chosen or forsaken, saved or damned, the many or the few. Some years ago I was in a Christian martial arts sch ...

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Resolution and Independence: In search of that ‘better life’

Resolution and Independence: In search of that ‘better life’

By Phil Grech | gargoyle@flagler.edu I'm a sarcastic, skeptical English and philosophy double-major who rejects cheesy inspirational messages that tell people to "live, laugh, lov ...

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Discovering individuality as a vegetarian

Discovering individuality as a vegetarian

By Phil Grech | gargoyle@flagler.edu I met a friend for lunch in Orlando just outside of downtown at a small restaurant. It was a great place for a sandwich she told me, so I was ...

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Senioritis, arthritis, what were we just talking about?

Senioritis, arthritis, what were we just talking about?

By Phil Grech | gargoyle@flagler.edu I jokingly told my Gargoyle advisor that I have senioritis while inquiring as to what symptoms lead to such a diagnosis. He responded: "Can so ...

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Why is gay marriage still not legal?

Why is gay marriage still not legal?

"When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yours ...

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A somber reminder of beauty in the face of death

A somber reminder of beauty in the face of death

By Phil Grech | gargoyle@flagler.edu As soon as I touched her wrist I felt ice. It is a feeling that you don't expect. Touch the desk in your room and it's room temperature. Touch ...

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Does chivalry still exist?

Does chivalry still exist?

By Phil Grech | gargoyle@flagler.edu Everything has an expiration date, no matter how filled with preservatives. Milk. Veggie burgers. Canned goods. Pasta in a box accompanied by ...

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Why humans are greater than moths

Why humans are greater than moths

By Phil Grech | gargoyle@flagler.edu I came home on a rather warm first day of spring, opened the fridge, and poured a glass of water from my Brita water filter.  I put the wate ...

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Do atheists have a place in America?

Do atheists have a place in America?

By Phil Grech | gargoyle@flagler.edu In the fall of 2011, I sought out a printer to print a collection of short stories I had written. The collection was entitled "Iambic Pentagra ...

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A discourse on embracing love – even though it will end

A discourse on embracing love – even though it will end

By Phil Grech | gargoyle@flagler.edu Imagine this: One day you wake up and find yourself in the same position you were the day before that, the day before that, and for that matte ...

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Carving Your Way

Carving Your Way

By Phil Grech | gargoyle@flagler.edu Did you hear that? It sounded like the closing of a cave door collapsing into the ground from a cave occupied by a cave dweller. It sounded li ...

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The wall: a division between two humans

The wall: a division between two humans

By Phil Grech | gargoyle@flagler.edu The day before Easter this year, I ran into an engaged couple I know. The groom-to-be is an attorney (eerily similar to Patrick Bateman) and t ...

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Live life for life, not for today

Live life for life, not for today

By Phil Grech | gargoyle@flagler.edu When I was still tattooing in south Florida, people were getting carpe diem tattoos like people buy tacos from Taco Bell. That analogy is bad ...

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The painting from the garbage

The painting from the garbage

By Phil Grech | gargoyle@flagler.edu I have a painting hanging up in my bedroom that I found in the trash about ten years ago. People are always surprised to hear that when I tell ...

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