Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Why I Despise Republican and Democrat Politicians Alike

From Friday, the 22nd, to Friday, the 29th, I saw Star Wars: The Last Jedi three times. This is quite a feat for me, as this movie makes up about 1/5th of my theater-going, and I've never gone to see anything more than once. But this movie was worth each visit. I won't get into [...]

Christmas Thoughts

Merry Christmas, friends. It's almost difficult for me to believe that we are all here again. Another year has passed by. Freezing, snowing, hibernation... thawing, rebirth, warmth... heat, growth, sunlight... death, cold, migration. And then, back to snow. This earth has come to the end of yet another cycle around the sun, in God's Solar [...]

Anchors: an exploration of self-love, toxic people, and Jesus

If the entirety of your life is to give happiness to yourself, then it's a pretty meaningless life. Isn't it? Some people seem to have another view. You, it appears, should be placed at the center of the Universe. Love who you are, embrace who you are. Love yourself. When you love yourself, people can [...]

2017 WC – 2nd Place: Madison Edwards

“Be grateful for another day. Not everybody made it, so don’t take it for granted.” It was on a bright, humid day in the stunningly beautiful city of Naples, Florida, that I made my first kill. Looking back, I have only regret, shame, and the haunting memories that still stick with me. The sun was [...]

2017 WC – 1st Place: Adryanna O’Keefe

In the kingdom we call Attic, A treasure chest, veiled in dust, Conceals the riches of a dreamer, The visions of a queen. A mirror, framed in solid gold, Entrusts to us an image sweet, Of full cheeks tinted pink as posies And eyes as dazzling as the seas. Fabric cascades in gentle waves, A [...]

Whoops

Many of you may remember the writing contest I talked about a bit ago. You may also remember the supposed announcement containing winners of said writing contest would be August 21st. Well, I messed up. With everything else going on this Summer, I completely forgot about it in the week prior. I am sorry to [...]

The Cross, for Me: A Poem

Was every nail in your hands for my neighbour? Was every drop of blood for my neighbour? Was every wound in your side for my neighbour? Was every thorn in your crown for my neighbour? Jesus, make the cross mine. If the thorns were not for me, I cannot throw a crown at your feet. [...]

Love & Time: A Poem

Sun sets, moon wanes Clouds fall in heavy rain And winds surround and push Against broken window panes Shaking my soul Within The harrowing passing of time Brings a shiver to my Being Perhaps it is not time I fear But time that goes by--- The setting sun, the waning moon, The falling cloud, the [...]

Death & Power: A Poem

control is an illusion decisions are frauds no one chooses anything cemeteries aren't alphabetised we choose when to marry when to have children when to buy a house but cemeteries aren't alphabetised we decide where to go when to go there who to be with but cemeteries aren't alphabetised we work hard in our lives [...]