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Movie of the Handmaiden's Tale Star

The Handmaiden's Tale is a dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood published in 1985. It is considered one of the great works of feminist fiction. It is set in a future north america where a type of Christian religion has taken over the government, human rights have been limited and woman have no rights, including being forbidden to read.

There is one class of women are kept to be handmaidens and men are supposed to have contact with them only during "the ceremony," a ritual of sexual intercourse intended to result in conception and at which his wife is present. This is what is supposed to happen but of course feelings develop.

Elisabeth Moss, photographed at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, will star in Hulu's adaptation of "The Handmaid's Tale" in 2017.   (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Elisabeth Moss, photographed at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, will star in Hulu's adaptation of "The Handmaid's Tale" in 2017.

 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

In the latest version of the story to be made into a movie Elizabeth Moss, of Mad Men, will play Offred, a handmaiden to a high ranking offical. 

Check out the announcement in the LA Times.

Franz Kafka's Head

Franz Kafka's Head

Franz Kafka's head revolves. Why you ask? Because it's Kafkaesque.

Why do we tell our kids to do what they love?

Ever wondered what would happen if we all did what we loved and no one did those yukky jobs?This is a great article by Brianna West explains why we should do what we are good at rather than what we love. 

 

The line that sticks with me is:

People usually can’t differentiate what they really love and what they love the idea of.

 

I love this view at Parau Bay, Whangerei Heads but I could never paint it - much as I would love to. 

I love this view at Parau Bay, Whangerei Heads but I could never paint it - much as I would love to.