Writing Prompt 12: Eminence gris character

Day 12: A first lady is sometimes referred to as éminence grise when she uses her position to affect policy without an official title.  Create an éminence grise who could powerfully, but quietly, shift the plotline of a novel. How was the mtg? The text buzzed across his screen as he finished gathering up his…Read more Writing Prompt 12: Eminence gris character

Writing Prompt 9: Music

Prompt 9: Someone* one said, "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture."  Try it anyway. (*There is more than one apocryphal story of where this quote came from.) I like music that is incredibly complex ... have I mentioned I don't like pop music?  I think there is a huge difference between being a…Read more Writing Prompt 9: Music

Writing Prompt 7: Funniest/strangest thing

Prompt 7: Think over the past week.  What was the funniest or strangest thing you witnessed? This week has actually been rather bleak and stressful for me, and the fact that Christmas is ticking ever closer has been making my anxiety and stress build like wild.  That being said, I spend a morning in a…Read more Writing Prompt 7: Funniest/strangest thing

She is woman, and that is enough.

A couple of months ago, I stumbled upon Ariana Grande's new song "God is a woman".  Of course, as a Christian, I had an incredibly visceral reaction to the song, and consequent music video.  I have a lot of thoughts about this piece, and I will probably craft them into a post in a few…Read more She is woman, and that is enough.

Be a Traveler, not a Tourist.

Hey, guys, I'm studying in Italy!  It's absolutely beautiful here, and I'm exploring and learning so much! I'm staying here for an extended period of time, the entire month of June actually.  It's really cool that I can kind of put my roots down for a few weeks in one spot, because the last time I was in…Read more Be a Traveler, not a Tourist.

Collection of Beautiful Things VIII

The winter months were pretty difficult for me this year.  This semester has felt like the semester from Hell.  I'm pretty sure I had more emotional and mental breakdown in the past ten weeks than I had in my past two years of college combined.  This semester also put a serious amount of strain and…Read more Collection of Beautiful Things VIII

What I’m Learning (College Edition)

I am a junior in college, but I have never lived on a college campus prior to this year. And boy, am I learning some things. College students are gross, and rather inconsiderate. (I could tell you horror stories.) Procrastination creates stress. If you don't work on projects until right before they are do, only…Read more What I’m Learning (College Edition)