I found an old journal the other day. Thirteen years ago, in that journal, I wrote the following:
I have value. I am worth something. There are things I can contribute to society. I have talents and skills, as well as morals and ideals. I know that I am worth something.
I wanted to share that because I wanted you to know this.
You have value.
You are worth something.
There are things you can contribute to society.
You have talents, skills, as well as morals and ideals.
You need to known that you are worth something.
I don’t know what I was dealing with at that exact time, or what moved me to write those words. But maybe I needed to see them for myself. I hope they do something for you.
Jim Caviezel will always be known as the actor who played Jesus in The Passion of the Christ. He didn’t just take on the role because it was a challenge. He took it on as a Christian. Continue reading
My six-year-old does Taekwondo. Currently, the little guy is a yellow belt. He’s only been at it for a year, but he’s lasted so long, learned so much patience, focus, determination.
It wasn’t until after he earned his yellow belt that I learned the meaning behind the colors of all the belts, which are nearly uniform across many martial arts, with some variation. Continue reading
Stonecoast Review has released their tenth issue, featuring my poem, “Skiing Against the Night.
You can order a copy of Stonecoast Review here!
Hearing the news about the abortion bill in New York this week, I was disheartened. I didn’t know how to write about the topic without it coming out as tears and rage.
I revisited what I had written previously on the topic, which was maybe not often enough. So I’m sharing it again. Continue reading
Here are some facts about immigration. I invite you to check them yourself.
In 1934 the Supreme Court ruled that to declare a national emergency a situation must be urgent, infrequent, and unexpected.
Illegal immigration is not infrequent, nor is it unexpected. If it was not urgent 10 years ago when it occurred more often, it is not urgent now. Continue reading
“I can show you the sunrise,” says Allison Boyd Justus on November 23rd.
As an experiment in poetry, Justus opened a notebook and began to write one particular poem per day, from the winter solstice of 2009 to the winter solstice of 2010. A poem per sunrise, 366 in all. Continue reading