Be Picky

Over the weekend I ran into an aunt I haven’t seen in forever. She and I had a great conversation in which we talked about relationships. She said to me, “be picky.” I assured her that I was. I also told her I keep myself too busy for a relationship anyway. This morning, in a…

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Too Flippant

I was at lunch with some friends the other day telling a story about this guy I once was seeing who was sad all the time. I made the flippant, joking statement that his depression was so contagious that, “I wanted to blow my own brains out after every conversation with him”. At that very moment, I looked…

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Hollywood greed and The Mockingjay

Money is not the root of all evil, but the love of money is. And that is what destroyed the Mockingjay franchise. Making this third book into two movies instead of one made the last movie feel disjointed, disconnected, and made me not feel as much emotion about the events that should’ve meant more to…

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That’s my kind of love: “Words and Pictures” – a film review

I typically only write about films I absolutely loved or absolutely hated. If film review was my job, I’d waste words on the in-betweens. This film, “Words and Pictures,” I loved…for obvious, nerdy, twisted reasons. Fantastic story. Fantastic characters. I’m a sucker for imperfect yet inspiring English teachers. Juliette Binoche is always amazing. I’m an…

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Where are you? Wake up!

I’d rather be despised or even have my life threatened by the people I am ministering to than try to minister to a sea of vacant and indifferent faces. I’ve been in a program of study for a couple of years to be a minister (I have a few more years to go before I…

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I Hate the 4th of July

I don’t necessarily hate the holiday itself or the history behind it. I may not be patriotic but I like history. My hatred of the holiday, and a few others, has nothing to do with the reason for those holidays. It has to do with the traditions that go along with them. Basically, I hate…

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