“Do or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda “Much to learn, you still have.” – Yoda Today marks the first day of school for my English students and me. Countless teachers are pinching themselves, thinking, “Was summer break just something I dreamed?” and countless students are mourning the loss of their unlimited video […]Read more "The Art of Inspiring Students"
When War of the Worlds, an 1898 science fiction novel by H.G. Wells, was performed as a Halloween episode for CBS Radio in 1938, it created widespread panic. Those who were not familiar with the novel assumed they were listening to actual news, and for a few terrible hours believed that Martians were actually attacking […]Read more "W: “War of the Worlds” and the Power of One Word"
A dark story tinged with death, a Japanese typhoon, and 160 words to tell a captivating story. What’s not to love about this week’s Flash! Friday Challenge? Typhoon Maid Thursday. CC photo by Shuji Moriwaki. Akane “After rain comes fair weather.” Japanese Proverb The sky was a livid shade of grey, pummeling […]Read more "Flash Friday Fiction – “Akane”"
“How busy we can become… and as a result, how empty! We mouth words, but they mean nothing. We find ourselves trafficking in unlived truths. How easy to fall prey to meaningless talk, cliché-ridden responses, and mindless activities! It was never meant to be that way; but, more often than not, that’s the way […]Read more "Searching for Solitude"
“If we work upon marble, it will perish; if we rear temples, they will crumble to dust; but if we work upon immortal souls, we engrave on those tablets something which will brighten all eternity.” ~ Daniel WebsterRead more "A Lasting Legacy"
“Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life.” Proverbs 4:23Read more "Wordless Wednesdays – Favorite Lunch Getaway"
It was a small miracle – my wife and I watched an entire movie the other day without having to plug our ears or avert our eyes once! And… you guessed it. We were, of course, watching a cartoon. The movie was The Croods, which recently became available on Netflix. Finding a clean movie was […]Read more "“Crood” Christianity"