“So We Built the Wall”

Have you ever had a tremendous idea? No, not the kind that is practical or realistic, in case you were wondering. I thought I'd stop you right there. No, I mean the kind of idea that was enormous and insane. Maybe even silly or unrealistic. A big dream. The kind where when you share it... Continue Reading →

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Life is Beautiful (There’s No Time to Ignore It)

Sometimes things start to catch up to you. Reality becomes more real, and sometimes it seems that things you just can't stop are racing toward you with the speed of a European bullet train. You don't want to be there yet, but here it is. You run, but you realize you'll be outrun. You fight,... Continue Reading →

A Jotun’s Heart

Good afternoon, friends. I've had such a lackadaisical week that it's almost funny. I had two college classes start, but I took those bulls by their horns and finished up the assignments so that Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday would be completely free of homework. I've been watching Marvel movies with my parents practically... Continue Reading →

Understanding the Hero Within

"All the world's a stage, and the men and women merely players." William Shakespeare Hi there, friends! So, I'm officially certain that this was the looooongest time I've been away from my blog, but now summer is here, and I sort of have more time (still some classes going on). I feel like I've been... Continue Reading →

From an “It” to a “Soul”

My head throbs. It slumps toward the table. I jerk back, eyes shooting open. I look at the time. Seven thirty reads the clock at the tiny right hand corner of my computer. The sun's descent begins to take its toll on this busy student. Mozart's Rondo Alla Turca from his Eleventh Sonata in A... Continue Reading →

Fear is a Liar

"What do you fear, lady?" Aragorn asked. "A cage," Éowyn said. "To stay behind bars, until use and old age accept them, and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire." - From The Return of the King, by J.R.R. Tolkien I've never really been one to talk about fear; honestly, I... Continue Reading →

The Inexplicable Power of Justice

  When he was left alone, this strange being took up a candle, went to a glass that hung against the wall, and surveyed himself minutely in it.  "Do you particularly like the man?" he muttered, at his own image; "why should you particularly like a man who resembles you? There is nothing in you... Continue Reading →

New Year, New Existence

"It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it." - Charlotte Brontë, from Jane Eyre My dear friends, It is the new year. It is officially 2018. It has been for eleven days now. I cannot explain to... Continue Reading →

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