Color adds so much more to our world than mere beauty… it enhances the meaning and truth within everything it touches. Have you ever thought of the rich, eternal conflict which lies within each color? In order to capture the conflict and tension buried deep within the color yellow, I used a diamante […]Read more "Y – Yellow Paradox"
“A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.” – Theodore Roosevelt If I were to name the one season of my life where daily Bible reading became not just a daily activity, but an essential moment of each day that my heart absolutely craved – it would be […]Read more "X – “X Marks the Spot”: How to Mine Treasure from God’s Word"
“In the year of our Lord 1314, patriots of Scotland, starving and outnumbered, charged the fields of Bannockburn. They fought like warrior poets. They fought like Scotsmen. And won their freedom.” – “Braveheart” “Every man dies. Not every man really lives.” – “Braveheart” While visiting the William Wallace Memorial in Stirling, Scotland, I […]Read more "W – Warrior Poets"
❝One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.❞ ‒Frank Smith ❝The limits of my language are the limits of my world.❞ ‒Ludwig Wittgenstein Over Christmas Break this past December, my fellow teachers and I were called into an emergency meeting. We were told that […]Read more "V – VIP Kid (How Teaching English Saved My Life)"
“Everyone has a story that will stop your heart.” – Claudia Shear “Everyone has a story. I don’t believe anyone can go through life without encountering at least one amazing thing.” – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Is writer’s block causing you to lose sleep at night? Does your writing feel forced or stale, despite […]Read more "U – Untold Stories"
Trains have always symbolized our life’s journey in my mind – our pursuit of new destinations, powered by our dreams and hard work. In honor of National Poetry Month, I’ve packaged this sentiment into an original Haiku poem… Trains Racing toward its goals, Arrive – a glimpse of glory – Rushing, breathless…………………gone. […]Read more "T – Trains: A Haiku"
“It’s not nourishing. It’s like snack food. You know how they engineer this food? They scientifcally determine precisely how much salt and fat they need to include to keep you eating. You’re not hungry, you don’t need the food, it does nothing for you, but you keep eating these empty calories. This is […]Read more "S – Social Media Creates Dystopia in “The Circle”"
“We were literally planning a vacation when I got the call asking if I could come and talk to them about it. At the time, it left me with literally four and a half weeks to write. … I spent the weekend with my kids and said, ‘You know what? The next four and […]Read more "R – “Rogue One”: A Film Score Worth Remembering"
“I believe everyone has a super hero inside them, waiting to be discovered.” – Anonymous You may not always feel like a super hero when it comes to writing, but we can draw several parallels between everyday wordsmiths and our favorite masked wonders. Writing can be lonely at times, but gives us the […]Read more "Q – Quicksilver or Superman: Which “Super Writer” Are You?"
“You’ve been given a gift, this profound connection to everything. Just look for it, and I promise you it’s there, the collateral beauty.” – Madeleine, “Collateral Beauty” Movies often entertain, but every so often you will come across a film which really makes you think. If you’re a poetic soul who loves to ponder […]Read more "P – The Philosophical Perspective on Love & Death in “Collateral Beauty”"