Literature Picks: The Lottery

I first read Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery during my literature class back in college. It became one of my favorite short stories ever. It starts out uncomplicated and linear – a summer day in a picturesque, idyllic village. People were gathering in the village square for the lottery. The story progresses with descriptions of the […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

Sea. What kind of emotions does the sea or ocean make you feel? Do you remember the first time you went in the water? Had a wave crash on you?  I’ve always had an aversion to the sea. It gives me the image of drowning and sinking to the bottom of the vast expanse of water. […]

Two Thoughts

Two thoughts to cap off the night. 1.  The pursuit of truly knowing something should ideally begin with a blank slate. Of course, there are established values, beliefs and preferences that will somehow predetermine the outcome. However, there’s also the ability to put things in perspective. To bend without breaking.  To make a little room […]

Daily Prompt: In Good Faith

Daily Prompt: In Good Faith. I’m going to take a slightly different direction with this one. Everything is personal and not meant to impose. First, I think that “religion” refers to something rather external while faith is is a little more fundamental and personal. Next, I think that there are two main things that throw […]

Daily Prompt: Origin Story

Daily Prompt: Origin Story. This blog is barely a month old. Some of my thoughts are too long for Twitter and possibly out-of-place in Tumblr. Hence, I decided to make this blog! I keep a blog on LiveJournal but I no longer update it. It’s where I keep my teenage years alive. There’s no particular […]