“I had the weirdest dreams. I was in some place called Olympus where I owned a large company that was faltering . . . I-I had some powerful opponents. That much I remember.”- Chris in Spidersilk
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
In Spidersilk Mark, like most people today, lives his life sleeping as little as possible. He goes from waking up to downing an espresso and spending his days keeping pretty busy before he tumbles into bed numerous hours later. Many people in today's society can probably relate to this busy schedule, but so many have actually panicked about the lack of sleep they get. For decades now we've actually believed getting 8 hours in crucial to our well being. Some studies now actually say that getting 5 hours of sleep is healthier than the 8 hours we've always believed to be true. Although this might be great news with our busy lifestyles it could correlate with exhaustion mentally or physically in some people. I guess the real question is how many hours would you prefer to sleep and why?
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Thursday, November 21, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
In Spidersilk Mark goes through some amazing battles to come out prosperous at the end of the book. There are many symbols throughout the book that leave us reassured that Mark will be okay though. For example, in one part of the book Mark actually sees a lark on his front lawn. The lark is generally seen as a symbol of luck and brings prosperity to those who see it. Coincidentally, after seeing the lark Mark actually gets a large some of credits added to his Paypal. Seeing a lark is also a sign of self discovery. Perhaps, this lark helped Mark find the power to defeat his foes. What do you think?
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Friday, November 15, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
Years ago you could classify family as a blood relative, even in professional places. In the novel Spidersilk, the main character Mark touches on the concept of referring to someone as a blood relative and how it almost seems primitive to refer to someone as that because of how far we have come medically. We've known for a long time that DNA is what biologically connects us to relatives and can even link us to some ancestors from way back. It is easily compared to a coding system if you want to think technologically. Blood is made up of so many components that stating someone is a blood relative is quite a vast statement. You can't claim everyone with the same blood type as you a relative can you?
To check out a case where DNA transformed a woman's view of blood relatives follow this link:http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/us/with-dna-testing-adoptees-find-a-way-to-connect-with-family.html?_r=0
Saturday, November 9, 2013
“Mark! Spectacular party, there seems to be much space if I crawl along the ceiling! I think the door guy is turning people away due to capacity. This is absolutely astounding.” - Ramses in Spidersilk The Book “I have a nice profit margin, I am sure...." - Mark in Spidersilk