Lucky: Capturing the Vistas of the Human Person and the American West

re·al·ism ˈrē(ə)ˌlizəm/ noun the attitude or practice of accepting a situation as it is and being prepared to deal with it accordingly. "the summit was marked by a new mood of realism" the quality or fact of representing a person, thing, or situation accurately or in a way that is true to life. When I sat …

Horseshoes and Widows and Clocks, Oh My! Superstitions and Folklore in Twin Peaks Part 3

Welcome back to Listening Post Alpha! For this round of Superstitions and Folklore, I’ve decided to focus on elements that are seemingly exclusive to the Return, or which figure less heavily in the Original Series.  DON’T LET YOUR LUCK RUN OUT As far as I can tell, there is one and only one distinct horseshoe …

From Turkeys to Wedding Rings: Superstitions and Folklore in Twin Peaks Part 2

Welcome to my new column, Listening Post Alpha, which will be published every Wednesday evening. This week, I'm returning to the world of Superstition and Folklore for a Part 2 of what I intend to be a four part series. If you haven't seen Part 1, published before The Return, you can find that here. TURKEY JERKY: …

Behind the Names Richard and Linda: Listening Post Alpha

Welcome Back to Listening Post Alpha. Today's topic is: Remember Richard and Linda. But when and why? When can have many answers, but why...why is specific. It isn’t because of Richard Horne, or the unseen, wheelchair-bound veteran Linda who lives in Fat Trout Trailer Park, but rather, as we are all now well aware,  because …

Laura Palmer is Dale Cooper’s Mother and Here’s Why

Every single one of you who just clicked on the link to this article is thinking “What in the ever-loving hell is this woman talking about? There is no possible, conceivable way that what she’s alleging could be true!” And I know that’s what you’re thinking because that’s exactly what I thought to myself when …