You Have Arrived at Your Destination

My Thoughts This was an interesting little think piece about technology and genetics, exploring the ethics of fertility clinics and the option for high-paying customers to influence the traits of their children. IVF services are already available that allow parents to screen for heredity diseases and select a gender or eye color. You Have Arrived …

The Sign of the Beast

My Thoughts What I admire most about Oates’ brand of suspenseful horror is that she truly understands the predatory nature of people. Mrs. S——, Howard’s Sunday school teacher, is a sexual predator that teases and taunts Howard mercilessly, making inappropriate comments about his physical development. The story seems very straightforward, that this Sunday school teacher …