I hate the medium of modern news so much. Here's how I find out about current events: *walks in on volatile Twitter argument* *stares uncomprehendingly as WW3 erupts* *scrolls through comments* *still doesn't know what started the argument* *stalks accounts of 3 people involved* *still doesn't know what actually happened* *asks what I think is … Continue reading Modern News: Lemme Know When The Book Comes Out
Not all writers start young. But to those who do, I think there is some special advice needed. When you're young, the world is at your feet and you're the next prodigy genius waiting to burst upon the world. I remember that feeling. I decided I wanted to "be a writer" when I was thirteen. … Continue reading Advice To Young Writers
Happy 8th Birthday, Grace Family Baptist Church of Conroe, TX! Earlier this week, on March 7th, my church celebrated its anniversary. I made this time lapse video to commemorate the occasion. I love you all, my dear church family! Every week I sit by a window in our prayer chapel and look at a tree … Continue reading Happy 8th Birthday GfBC Conroe!
“People exercise an unconscious selection in being influenced.” – T. S. Eliot This is so true that we are often influenced unwittingly by our favorite authors! Young writers especially tend to imitate the style of whatever author they are currently infatuated with. I've certainly been guilty of that in my early years as a writer. … Continue reading My Top 7 Influences As A Writer
When each year comes to a close there are a number of stats I like to look back on as a tool for looking back on the year as a whole. I like to see how many books I read in a year, I like to know how much music I listened to compared to … Continue reading 2017 In Review
Sometimes when you visit old places from your childhood it's not them that have changed so much as you.
The Greek pronoun is plural: Do you not know that y'all are God's temple and that God's spirit dwells in y'all?
THE REDBREAST AND THE SPARROW As a Redbreast was singing on a tree by the side of a rural cottage, a Sparrow, perched upon the thatch, took occasion thus to reprimand him: “And dost thou,” said he, “with thy dull autumnal note, presume to emulate the birds of spring? Can thy weak warblings pretend to … Continue reading To Imitate the Strains I Love
Are you ready to hear something possibly surprising about this book reviewer? Here goes: sometimes, I read a book and I weigh every word, I analyze the themes and motifs, let the plot sink in, evaluate the characters, then I close the book and...have no idea what I just read means. Sometimes the scenes of … Continue reading It’s Ok to Ask For Directions (Reflections on The Scarlet Letter and Reading Classics in General)
When you think about it, death is never more than one false step away. One run red-light. One moment of distraction while driving on the highway. One minute a child is left unattended. One tree that fell the wrong way. One plane ride that fails to reach its destination. One stray bullet in the bunker. One … Continue reading Whale-Lines, Foolish Elves, and the Faith of Laughter