To be nobody-but-myself—in a world which is doing its best, night and day,...– e.e. cummings
My Lost Youth
I discovered this piece shortly after I returned from my visit to my hometown. I didn’t grow up a big poetry fan, but this I totally connected with this one =] I wish I could write verses like these! MY LOST YOUTH by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Often I think of the beautiful town That is seated by the sea; Often in thought go up and down The pleasant streets of that dear old town, And...
i'm not a pessimist, i promise
it’s just been one of those days. i’ve spent all week studying my rear off for my American Lit. exam which i was planning on taking on Monday but can’t until Wednesday, but whatever. i am now ending the week not really caring that Whitman was a weirdo freak, that underneath all the dashes, Emily Dickinson (who had issues of her own) was a gothic poet, and that Twain had a killer...
No man understands a deep book until he has seen and lived at least part of it’s...– Ezra Pound
All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened...– Ernest Hemingway
Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is...– Ralph Waldo Emerson
happy father's day
BE OVERWHELMED. GOD IS LOVE … Now working on Francis Chan’s other book…
One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure its worth watching.– Unknown
I’ve been a bookworm since before I learned to read. My parents had read me The Hair Book by Dr. Suess so many times that I knew it by heart and could turn the pages at the right times. Lately, I’ve been thinking about all my favorite books from childhood and decided to list as many as I could remember. My original goal of 50 all-time favorites turned into an actual list of 100. ...
There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It’s like falling in...– Christopher Morley
transfer 04. 13 Virtues
written 1/7/10 13 virtues I’ve always been an admirer of Benjamin Franklin and his wit and wisdom. A while ago, I heard about how he tracked his faults and made marks on some chart, but I never really looked into it. Today, as I was going through a list of resolutions and things in my life that need to change, I decided to look up this great man and see what he actually did. I was...
transfer 03. New Year and Post-GYC Syndrome
written 1/6/10 new year and post-GYC syndrome It’s already the 5th of January. I got home from GYC yesterday very tired and still a bit under the weather. This weekend left me drained but WOW it was absolutely amazing and I’d do it all over again if I could. There was so much going on, so many meetings to go to, so many friends to see that I couldn’t get it all in!! I wish...
transfer 02. Old Men
written 12/0/09 old men So I was recording Little Messages episode #8, entitled “As With Gladness Men of Old”, and when I went to edit it, I heard myself say, “with gladness of old men.” Oy vey!! So I had to go back and rerecord those messed up bits… I’m looking forward to Christmas. It’s my favorite holiday =). I absolutely LOVE singing Christmas...
transfer 01. You gotta check this out!! →
written 9/6/09 (re-posted to Thoughts From an Aspiring Writer 9/10/09) A quick note… I just finished reading “Do Hard Things” by Alex and Brett Harris. Joshua Harris, the author of “I Kissed Dating Goodbye”, and “Boy Meets Girl”, is the older brother of these twin writers and I must say there’s a lot of passion, talent, and conviction in this...
keeping my Wordpress blog for podcasting. transfering my personal blog to Tumblr. that’s my final decision. (for the time being, anyway ^^)
everyone goes through phases. i thought, for some reason, that, maybe, i was beyond all that. like, from now on, it’ll just be this current state of me. this me that’ll move around a bit but, on the whole, will pretty much stay the same. an assumption that was completely unfounded and thoroughly incorrect. 31 days before my 20th birthday and i’m still weaving in and out of...
What's your favorite city?
CHICAGO =D so what do you wanna know?
Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore....– Mark Twain