My Reading Routine

This one was suggested to me, and I thought it would be a cool thing to share! So, I've mentioned in a previous post that during college I sort of fell off the reading wagon due to the extensive amount of academic-based reading that was required for my major. Reading became a chore for me,... Continue Reading →

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One Shot #2: Darkest Hour

Though I had an overall so-so opinion of Joe Wright's 2017 Winston Churchill biopic, one aspect of the film stood out to me just as much as Gary Oldman's spellbinding lead performance - and that's Bruno Delbonnel's brilliant cinematography. And part of the reason is this one shot, right here: Even if you haven't seen... Continue Reading →

Writing Techniques: Feedback

There is one aspect of writing that I have always feared the most, and that is receiving feedback on my work. It's a dangerous beast, one that can either make your spirit soar, or tear your heart out. Any time I send any piece of writing out for a fresh opinion, the butterfly factory never... Continue Reading →

“Eff” The Police

When I told my mother that my friends and I were going to go sit in a graveyard and read classic literature, she said “Over my dead body.” I laughed. She didn’t. But after assuring her that it was a harmless activity (and that Dante was best read by candlelight next to a tombstone), she... Continue Reading →

Nightmares

When I was a kid, I occasionally had nightmares - as I'm sure most folks have had at some point in their lives. These typically consisted of scenarios I was actually afraid of, like falling from a great height, encountering a shark in the depths of the ocean, being locked in a small, dark room... Continue Reading →

Not Mad, Just Disappointed

I think every film fan has a title or two that they were eagerly anticipating, but wound up being disappointed by. So here's a list of films that didn't necessarily make me mad, though the reality did fall short of my expectations. Not saying these are bad films, per se - they just weren't to... Continue Reading →

Run, Birdy, Run!

There are thousands of mysteries - riddles with no easily discernible answers - that have plagued humanity for centuries. The origin of Stonehenge. The true identity of Jack the Ripper. How many licks it takes to get to the Tootsie-roll center of a Tootsie Pop. But one of these conundrums has been on my mind... Continue Reading →

The Middle

Recently, the mid-twenties doldrums have been bogging me down. I feel as though I am not where I need to be, but I lack the courage and confidence to get myself there. But those thoughts of "Get it together!" get drowned out by fear of failure and doubt in my abilities, a dark cloud consuming... Continue Reading →

Favorite Words Vol. 1

*Definitions gleaned from the Merriam-Webster online dictionary* Lament Definition(s): To mourn aloud; wail. To regret strongly. To express sorrow, mourning, or regret. Lament is one of those words that carries a greater weight and paints a clearer picture than most of its synonyms. "Cry" sounds so weak and pathetic compared to "lament," and "lament" is... Continue Reading →

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