Category Archives: Inspiration

Fighting Fear

Fear is one of our most primal emotions. If we let it, it can stand in the way of us accomplishing great things. At its worst, it can stop us from accomplishing anything at all. There is a lot of … Continue reading

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Learned Patience

What no one tells you about pursuing your dreams is how much patience you’ll need to see them through. Perseverance, sure – people will talk about perseverance till they’re blue in the face and you could knock them over with … Continue reading

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Gratitude – Writing Edition

Gratitude is defined as the quality of being thankful; a readiness to show appreciation for good things and to return good things to others. I’ve been tasked, over the next week, to think about gratitude on a daily basis and … Continue reading

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Dreams Worth Fighting For

Dreams are what separate the hopeful from the hopeless. They are our last bastion against despair in an unkind and unfeeling world. It is my dream to one day become a published author and it’s this dream that keeps me … Continue reading

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Inspiration – “The Curious Savage” Says Goodbye to ‘Normal’

As we grow up, we place a lot of emphasis on fitting in. Some people argue that as we reach adulthood, such pressures fade, but they really don’t. Everyone wants to be part of a group, the group – no … Continue reading

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Inspiration – Storytime with “The Wind in the Willows”

As you may have been able to tell from previous posts on this site, I come from a very tight-knit family. My father, mother, older sister, and I have always been very close, even through the worst of times (i.e. … Continue reading

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Inspiration – The Colors of “The Fall”

Color can be a very useful tool when telling a story. Many of us have been trained to notice colors, since colors are often used as symbols for meaning. Red is stop, green is go. Yellow or orange can mean … Continue reading

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Inspiration – M*A*S*H and the Ways War Changes Us All

I’ve always enjoyed watching older television shows. The channel TV Land was a favorite with my sister and me, and we could sit for hours watching Barney Miller, Cheers, The Munsters, and many other series from before our time. But … Continue reading

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Inspiration – John Philip Sousa and Honoring Sacrifice

An inventor, a soldier, a gifted musician – John Philip Sousa was all these things and more. His marches have become entwined with many citizens concept of what it means to be an ‘American’, even though they may be unaware … Continue reading

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Inspiration – Banksy’s Art for the People

While I have had the privilege of visiting many big cities and exploring them, I have yet to actually live in one, excepting the few years I spent in Seattle during my undergraduate studies. Perhaps this is why graffiti still … Continue reading

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