"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." --Theodore Roosevelt I just wanted to remind all of us that this is SO TRUE. Whatever your passion happens to be, some days it will feel like work. In fact, MOST days it will … Continue reading Far and Away.
I have a problem, but part of it might not be an actual problem. Also, I've been considering things that begin with the letter 'M.' Have you any idea why a raven is like a writing desk? Sorry, I'm just really excited for this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-yvJuvG2Zo But I really do have a problem/not problem. My ancient … Continue reading Problem?
So I'm turning twenty-five tomorrow. Cue the songs of stirring, heartbreaking nostalgia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDpCv71r-0U No, but seriously, people, I feel like I'm approaching my sixtieth birthday instead of what should be the prime of my life. Quarter-life crisis, I suppose. What does one do to seek inspiration when one wakes up disgruntled because every morning is ONE. … Continue reading Before I’m 30.
This is going to be a very short rant-post. Just sayin'. So, basically all I have to say is, make sure you do your research. As a writer, as an artist, as a human being. Because otherwise you'll end up looking like this person: I kid you not. I found this person on Youtube. And … Continue reading Please Do Your Research.
Well, people, this post is a bit of a latecomer... but I have an excuse! I lead a double life: burbler by day, and Young Life leader by... well, also by day. And I have a Bible study to plan for tomorrow evening. So yeah. Working on that nearly made me forget that I have … Continue reading Favorite and NotSoMuch.
Most of us here are probably familiar with the term "inner editor" or "inner critic," and we probably have mixed feelings about them. As I am in the middle of revising the first awful draft of last November's novel, I can attest that my own feelings are incredibly strong and as mixed as a cocktail. … Continue reading Revision and Negative Self-Talk.
Right now (no literally, at this PRECISE MOMENT) I am reading T.S. Eliot's essay, "Tradition and the Individual Talent." It's so good, people. So good. In fact, you should all read it. Here's a link, because I love you. There's one line in particular, however, that I wanted to talk about. I'm so stoked about … Continue reading Transforming Art History.
I'm stepping out of the personality profile routine for an indefinite period... possibly I will start up again next week, or possibly I won't. The thing is, today when I sat down to blog, I ended up staring at the screen for a good five minutes, wondering what to do. Then I checked Twitter. Then … Continue reading Definitely Burbling.
Happy May, everybody! I don't know what the weather is like on your piece of the planet, but I got to spend the first of the month down by the lake swimming and getting a sunburn with a dear friend. Hence I forgot to listen to THIS MONTH'S FILM SCORE from Adam Young. And then … Continue reading Music for Joyous Ascents.