Monthly Archives: August 2012

  • My favorite short stories you’ve never heard of

    Posted on August 29, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    I got to thinking about my favorite short stories most have not heard of. But you should know these stories! So go look them up and read! You’ll understand why I find them to be so amazing… “Where will you go when your skin cannot contain you?” by William Gay “A Stained Letter” “The All-True […]

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    Defense mechanisms

    Posted on August 26, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    I got to thinking about defense mechanisms. There are times when we put our walls up. Sometimes we cannot handle the pitfalls in our lives’. Sometimes we hurt those we love because we are too afraid of getting hurt. We pick fights instead of letting those we love in. But these defense mechanisms just get […]

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    Clashing personalities

    Posted on August 24, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    I got to thinking about personalities. Can we ever fully understand those with clashing personalities? Do we want to understand? And if we do, how can we mesh together, without incessant arguments? Or is it ever possible? Will we always have to bite our tongues around those we cannot agree with? I’ve come to realize […]

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    Running

    Posted on August 21, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    I got to thinking about running. No, not the satirical thing some call exercise. This kind of running comes from our loneliest thoughts. Sometimes we run away from feelings because it’s easier than putting our hearts out there. We run to escape pain. We run to find something more. We run because we’re afraid someone […]

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    How to Understand

    Posted on August 19, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    I got to thinking about the things we don’t understand. For those cynically-inclined, we fear the things we cannot fathom. For those who tend to see the glass half full, we search for answers to the things we don’t understand. And it is only in this spirit when we can fully know how to accept […]

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    Sneaky Death

    Posted on August 17, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    I got to thinking about death. Even though my mood can be “emo,” I am not talking about death in a morbid sense. I am merely trying to understand why death is sometimes more immediate for a 50-year-old than a 90-year-old. How can this be? Why does God choose to take those who still have […]

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    Ben Affleck

    Posted on August 15, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    I got to thinking about Ben Affleck. Today is his 40th birthday! For those of you who know me well acknowledge my love for Ben Affleck. And this is no ordinary love. This love has been since 1997, the year of Good Will Hunting and the year Ben Affleck’s truly eloquent writing skills entered into […]

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    Summer

    Posted on August 12, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    I got to thinking about summer. There’s something magical about the summer season. This was the season I looked forward to most as a child. I was free from the boredom of school, the incredible amount of rain that winter and spring always brings, and I finally could enjoy some delicious fruit. I still love summer. Living in […]

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    Distance and Silence

    Posted on August 9, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    I got to thinking about distance versus silence. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that there isn’t a difference. There’s a huge difference. Distance is difficult. The feeling of being separated from those you love, for whatever reason, makes us stronger. Distance can give us clarity and confidence; distance can show us where we belong. But most of […]

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    Life Experiences

    Posted on August 6, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    I got to thinking about life experiences. Do we not have enough life experience until we are in old age? At what point in life can say that our life experiences have made us who we are, have defined us? Or can we ever? Must we go through something traumatic in order to garner life […]

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