Lie To Me

I found this meme on my newsfeed on Facebook and it made me smile.  I smiled because I feel the opposite of the intent of this meme.  It doesn’t bother me one bit when people lie to me.  My pet peeve, however, are bad liars.  I hate being lied to when the person either has […]

Love

Love is a vicious motivator. The Bible, specifically Corinthians 13: 4-7, would have you believe Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does […]

Necessary Truth?

I found this meme on one of those pages where all they post are inspirational memes that are either things that people like to read but never practice, things you should have figured out by now or things that sound good at first but upon further reflection – are not. This meme is of the third […]

Be Noticed

The ability to stand out is a gift.  Even greater is knowing you have the ability and natural tendency to stand out.  Neither, however, compares to the knowledge of knowing when to stand out and when to sit down, shut up and pray to your maker that no one takes notice of your presence.

Top Ten Reasons Why Students Need More Literature

Top Ten Reasons Why Students Need More Literature (Not Less) In uniquely powerful ways, literary study prepares students for richly rewarding and meaningful lives. No other reading experience or learning activity duplicates this preparation. 1. Imagination: Reading literature cultivates the imagination. That’s one reason why tyrants and dictators hate literature, banning or strictly controlling it. […]

Indelible Marks

I wanted to write something funny today but then I realized I just wasn’t feeling very humorous today so I said screw it and went in a completely different direction.  The direction I headed was to a piece of paper, one of many actually, that contains nothing more than words and phrases I have found […]

The Blue Soul Gypsys: Music Spotlight

“Sounds just like an old tobacco barn smells.” That quote got my attention.  I couldn’t help but wonder what it meant and who the band behind it was.  My first thought was it meant they were comforting music, something you could listen to and just feel good.  I decided to be sure, I’d read the […]

A-Z Challenge: W is for Whimper

“This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper.” Those are the last lines from T.S. Eliot’s poem “The Hollow Men.”  The poem is from 1925.  Many believe the title orginates from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar or from Joseph Conrad’s character Kurtz in Heart of Darkness referred to as a “hollow sham” and “hollow at […]