Category Archives: Inspiration

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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Inspiration: Children Will Listen

Someone is on our side – Someone else is not. While we’re seeing our side, maybe we forgot… They are not alone No one is alone –          “No One is Alone” from Into the Woods I thought long and hard … Continue reading

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Inspiration – “The Long Halloween” and Graphic Literature

Not too long ago librarians would have balked at the idea of putting graphic novels, more commonly referred to as comic books, anywhere in their collection. Graphic novels have been considered time-wasters, subversive, perverse, and downright dangerous for a large … Continue reading

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Inspiration – Audience Participation in “Doctor Who”

I have to start this post with an entirely personal and subjective opinion – if you are not watching Doctor Who, or have never watched Doctor Who, do so immediately! I will try my best to avoid any spoilers here, … Continue reading

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Inspiration – Ben-Hur and the Power of Faith

To say that I was raised by films would not be a wholly inaccurate statement. Many holidays or celebrations have watching one or more movies on the day as a vital component. At Christmas my family always watches Rudolph the … Continue reading

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