Small scene for practice. Not for any story. ------- Anyone can mourn a hero, but only a hero can mourn a villain. She stood at the point of the cliff, so close to the edge that her bare toes curled over the stone edge while she looked down at the ancient forest below. The trees... Continue Reading →
We all have them, those tough days when your heart is racing in your chest for seemingly no reason and your teeth hurt because you've been clenching your jaw tight. Living with anxiety is not something you just get over. It's something you have to decide to battle every day in order to reclaim your life. You have to choose to live it, and not just endure it.
My mother used to say I never met a stranger. She would laugh and roll her eyes as I spoke to everyone I passed by in stores, pretending it didn't make her nervous as her 4 year old decided some random person was safe. I was without fear, invincible, and though I knew people... Continue Reading →
In a previous post I spoke about bravery and finding my voice. Talking about bravery is one thing, trying to be brave is quite another.
I lost my grandmother in September. Though she had a number of health problems, her death was still sudden and unexpected. Grief is not a new concept, I've known quite a bit of it, but that does not make it any less difficult to face. Every experience I have had with grief has been different and... Continue Reading →
In a crowded, noisy world where life moves too quickly, the written word became my safe harbor. As a child, my best friend was Peter Pan, and Robin Hood taught me how to stand up for people being bullied. Aslan taught me how to listen to the quiet, steady voice inside of me as the... Continue Reading →
So, in my previous post, I spoke about bravery. My brave act since that post has been to apply for Graduate school. Can I just say how utterly terrifying that is? Even though I've wanted to pursue a Masters degree for years now, I only just now, two years post undergrad, applied. It was a... Continue Reading →
The Voice of Justice from The JUSTICE CONFERENCE on Vimeo. If Justice and Injustice were in the flesh, what would they say to us? Which would commend, which would rebuke—and whose voice would be most familiar? This short film was shown on the first night of The Justice Conference 2011. http://www.thejusticeconference.com ----- Directed By: Nate... Continue Reading →
I will admit, the thing I find most challenging about blogs is making it a habit to post regularly. Don't get me wrong--I have things to say, opinions; I have projects that I would like to share with the world. Content has never been a problem. My White Whale has always been one simple thing:... Continue Reading →