How Drawing 1,000 Faces Made Me A (Slightly) Better Person

After deciding that I wanted to get better at art, I did what you would expect; I YouTubed it. I found a channel by a guy named Sycra Yassin (Sycra), and I began going through his beginners playlist. The most helpful video I watched was one on how to get better at drawing, or how … Continue reading How Drawing 1,000 Faces Made Me A (Slightly) Better Person

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Unremembered Joy

The laundry still needed folding. Christmas presents still needed wrapping. The dishwasher was only half unloaded. We sat outside on the blue quilt from Aunt Suz ignoring all of that because this was a rare December day. A day when the blue sky and warm sun belied the Advent season. He is only six months, so … Continue reading Unremembered Joy

D.G. Myers—Thoughts on Dying and Literary Criticism

It is hard to talk about dying. Even though there is a 100% death rate among humans, we don’t really know what to say about it. Militant phraseology invades our lexicon when confronted with cancer or some other terminal illness.  In the face of imminent death and life altering disease we use words like “fight” … Continue reading D.G. Myers—Thoughts on Dying and Literary Criticism

What Should You Do With Worry?

Everybody worries about something.  The question is what should you do about it? “Cast all your anxiety on the Lord because he cares for you”. (1 Peter 5:7) This verse both comforts and a reproaches my worried and wandering heart when I’m staring down the barrel of loss and emptiness.  When I want to curl … Continue reading What Should You Do With Worry?