Replacing Empathy With Superiority

A trending news story right now is a tragic one, as most seem to be these days. In Cincinnati, a 4-year old boy fell into a gorilla enclosure at the zoo, and after being dragged around by the 400-pound gorilla for 10 minutes, the zoo made the decision to shoot and kill him. The gorilla, not…

What Seeing The Movie “Her” With Your Dad Is Like

Oh, interesting. The main character works as a professional letter writer. People of the future don’t write their own letters to loved ones, they hire people to do it for them. I can actually see this happening in the not-so-distant future. Interesting concept. Soundtrack is good, character development is good, plot is interesting, so far…

Man, I Feel Like a Woman

One of my all-time favorite books is Bossy Pants by Tina Fey. I’m currently listening to the audio book version for the second time and laughing just as hard as my first go round with Queen Fey. There are few sources of entertainment that make me laugh out loud, like really laugh. Not the forced type…

What I Really Meant To Say

I wish that we, as a human race, could somehow make a big, executive decision to stop sugar coating, quit playing games, and just say things as they are. In our society, there is a plethora of unwritten rules and “social norms” about how we should respond to situations or topics. Because of this, when…

Flawed (only sometimes I’m not perfect)

“What is your worst quality?” The question feels like one you are asked in a job interview, where your answer is something carefully crafted and practiced in front of the bathroom mirror. Your answer to this question sounds like a flaw on the surface, but it is really designed to make your interviewer see what…

Politically Agnostic

I am a Christian. I believe that there is a God and I know this because of the miraculous ways He works in my life, and the lives of others. I know some people believe that science alone is to blame for the beautiful (and not so beautiful) phenomenons of this world, but I believe it is all…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban

Tampa, Florida. It is a beautiful place to photograph, but is my least favorite place that I’ve lived. As you can tell from the pictures, it is very neat and pristine. I felt that a lot of the people there matched the surroundings, everyone was trying so hard to be flawless. After all, Tampa is…