Tagged love

Free-Write

I don’t know quite what to say in times like these. Obviously, it is important to fight and speak against racism, that’s not quite what I am getting at (in terms of subject matter). It also feels weird to post something not exactly related to what is happening in our world right now because that’s all everyone is talking about and for good reason. We need to keep talking about racism and police brutality. However, sometimes I feel like I have to say something when I don’t, but I am learning to quiet down. To sit. To listen. To be…

Digital Age

This is a flash-fiction piece dealing with how we objectify technology to dangerous ends…

Earthrise

This is a poem I am still working on called “Earthrise” — based off the famous Apollo 8 photo.

The Wielded Weapon of Christianity and its Role in Reform

This was an essay I wrote for my Early American Literature class back in 2018. I still find it very intriguing and a current problem even today. I left some notes at the very bottom of the essay — free-form type thoughts on what I think about this piece now. The Wielded Weapon of Christianity and its Role in Reform Jesus does not really look like the paintings, it was just based off of Michelangelo’s boyfriend, you know that right? It seems like the emerging Republic could not quite grasp this idea. Even in today‚Äôs world it is still mind-boggling…

Love is our Native Tongue

“Love is the language, love is your native tongue” — Switchfoot “We want to be a band that sings songs of hope.” — Jon Foreman “I want the world to sing in her native tongue” — Switchfoot I had the opportunity to see Switchfoot this week. Switchfoot has been one of my top bands since I was little. It has only been recently that I’ve begun to see the true intentions of their work and lives. So many people bog them down to “Christian music,” but they are so much more. In actuality, they are not a Christian band (just…

Benefit of (the) Doubt pt. 2

We are all creative. I think it is a common misconception that you are either born creative or not. To even be reading this right now, to put sentences together, to gather meaning from words takes a degree of creativity. It isn’t just artist, musicians, poets, or so-called “creatives” that take on creativity. My Dad is an engineer along with two of my roommates. To problem solve, find simple solutions to complex problems, to figure out which equation to use, is creative. So let’s talk about healthy creativity. Grounded in Health and Love As discussed in part one of this…

An Introduction

The skeptic might say, “why should I read yet another 20-year-old white male’s blog?” and I shall attempt to answer. I believe that in the core of us all, we are unchangeable. Think about it, what are your deepest passions, concerns, and loves? What does your heart long for, but deeper than that, what does your true essence long for? Can you change these inner-most passions? If you dig deep enough, and you’re honest with yourself, the answer is no. Amongst a few things, writing is one of these unchangables for me — something that I’m passionate about and can…