Aspiring storyteller, and sometimes other things
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How is a Monster Made?
On an unusually cool summer night, my friends and I gathered around the room on tan cotton couches and initiated a discussion. One of them was a counselor at a prison and mentioned a case that he had been involved with that garnered a lot of attention.
The Music Behind The Movement
Music has an unspoken power over the human spirit. It gives flavor, touch, smell, and color to our lives—a biological symphony of chemistry and communicating synapses that result in a moving experience. It drives our motivations, influences our emotions, and describes the indescribable. It is woven into the very fabric of humanity. Music is what Aldous Huxley called "the blessedness that is at the heart of things." Whitman described it as "the profoundest expression of nature."
The First Gay Pride Parade
At 1:20 am on June 28th, 1969, when police riots on gay bars were commonplace, the most notable uprising for LGBT rights occurred in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City. Undercover of night, the Stonewall Inn was stormed by police, and employees were arrested and dragged from the establishment.
I Want You to Panic
Inscribed on the seven tablets of Babylonian creation is the story of Apsu and Tiamat. Two Gods who lived within the primordial waters of ancient history. One representing masculinity and the other feminity. Both symbolizing the chaos and disorder of the lifeless watery substance they inhabited. Apsu and Tiamat mating brought order and civilization to the universe.
The Artist’s Struggle
This is the artist's pattern. It’s what’s plaguing them late at night in the corner of a tavern. A cycle of colors, a whirl of emotions.
I'm leaving Portland Oregon Heres Why
I fell in love with Oregon when I was 14, from the backseat of my aunt's tiny car, which was stuffed to the brim with other family members. The mist hanging on the tall pines seemed magical. My shoulders relaxed, and the air soothed my lungs.
I Took a Break From Writing to Fall in Love Again
Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Ever been away from a lover and felt the ache in your heart? It's a physical sensation, a palpable pull in the core of your being. I used to get that feeling about writing. I couldn’t wait to get my stories out.
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The Perfect Addition to Any Mother's Day Gift
2020 showed me the value of small gestures. After moving thousands of miles from my hometown, I found myself craving the sense of community I once had. So I started reaching out more, and through writing letters, making phone calls, and sending cards, I started to understand the value of not only crafting relationships but nurturing them.