In Praise of Being an Optimist

We Shake with Joy We shake with joy, we shake with grief. What a time they have, these two housed as they are in the same body. Mary Oliver I'm learning a lot lately. "Why?" you might be asking. Well, a lot has been happening, and when a lot of occurrences occur, lots of new lessons are... 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 →

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 →

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 →

The Peace of God

"And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:7 Hello, my friends! I do believe I promised a post explaining where I have been for the last million years and all the lessons I have learned. Well, ok, not ALL the lessons (because that... Continue Reading →

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