“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?"
Today’s post is dedicated to our men and women in uniform – both local heroes and those serving overseas. These real freedom fighters make life as we know it possible here in America. From the bottom of my heart… thank you. Super heroes are everywhere these days. Thanks to a little Hollywood magic, it has […]Read more "F – The Freedom Fighter Who Has Inspired Generations"
“I am like a tree that is always green; all your fruit comes from me.” – Hosea 14:8 In the endless search for exquisite works of art and examples of beauty that leave us speechless, we often don’t have to look further than our own back yard. God has crafted the world around us […]Read more "E – Finding Eternity in the Splendor of the Evergreen"
“I am concerned with making something new – realities – as it were: what imbeciles call ‘Impressionism.’”- Claude Debussy The music of Claude Debussy is an acquired taste. While some listeners adore the blurred harmonies and the haziness that results from a lack of structure, others frown on his music as being either lazy […]Read more "D – What’s the Big Deal About Debussy?"
“I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.” – T.S. Eliot “It was a pleasant cafe, warm and clean and friendly, and I hung up my old water-proof on the coat rack to dry and put my worn and weathered felt hat on the rack above the bench and ordered a cafe au lait. […]Read more "C – Coffee: The Writer’s Sweetest Muse"
“Should I take my kids to see Beauty and the Beast?” Many concerned parents have asked this question as a great deal of controversy has arisen over the 2017 remake of a beloved Disney classic. After examining an overview of the film (both the beautiful and the beastly), you’ll be fully equipped to answer this […]Read more "B – More “Beauty” than “Beast” (A Film in Review)"
“To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music that words make.” – Truman Capote I was born to write. Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved telling stories and playing with new and creative ways to arrange words in a way that tingles the senses and […]Read more "A – Authors by Instinct"
“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” Edgar Allan Poe – The Raven When I was young, my brother and I came across a collection of short stories by Edgar Allan Poe while visiting our grandparents. My brother was fascinated […]Read more "E: Edgar Allan Poe and Universal Emotion"
Beethoven’s fifth symphony was first performed in Vienna in 1808, and was soon described by E.T.A. Hoffman as “one of the most important works of the time.” Through the years, this impression hasn’t faded in the least. This symphony continues to be one of the most recognized classical compositions, and is one of the most […]Read more "B: Beethoven’s 5th (The Meaning Behind the Music)"
“The sun will come out tomorrow.” -Annie When Harold Gray first introduced the world to Little Orphan Annie with his comic strip, there is no way he could have known the way this little red-head would take the world by storm and never let go. There was such fascination with this comic, it inspired a […]Read more "A: Why “Annie” Still Makes Us Smile"