Death, Be Not Proud Death, be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so; For those whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me. From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be, Much pleasure; then from thee much more… Continue reading A Walk Around the Block : Poem #12
This blog began two years ago with a very lofty purpose—to help build an internet platform for myself as an unpublished author. My last post was published more than a year ago. What happened? I happened. Pride often lurks behind a mask of fear. Fear makes you fail without even trying—or, at least, not trying very… Continue reading Courage to Continue
What will it take to start, and stay, on the path of self education?
We've all heard the worn out phrase "Life is short." As humans, we don't like to really take time to think about life long enough to evaluate the truth of that statement. Nobody likes to think about it. I've become more aware of life's brevity as I hurtle towards my thirtieth birthday. Anyone older than… Continue reading To Read or Not to Read? Revisited
In a fight of Good against Evil, Will Stanton must bring to life the legends of the greatest king that ever lived; King Arthur.
Thou that has given so much to me, Give one thing more–a grateful heart; Not thankful when it pleaseth me, As if thy blessings had spare days; But such a heart, whose pulse may be Thy praise. - George Herbert
How many books are you reading right now? Is the answer "More than one?" Then you my friend, are a multi-reader (yes, I just made that word up). It means you read more than one book at a time. No, you don't physically have three books open in front of you, reading them all simultaneously.… Continue reading Nerd Girl Problems #1 : Multi-Reading
Autumn Fires In the other gardens And all up the vale, From the autumn bonfires See the smoke trail! Pleasant summer over And all the summer flowers, The red fire blazes, The grey smoke towers. Sing a song of seasons! Something bright in all! Flowers in the summer, Fires in the fall! -Robert Louis Stevenson
The Queen of Attolia | Megan Whalen Turner Awards: None The lovely Queen of Attolia is haunted; haunted by a thief in the night. She is determined to exact her revenge from Gen, the Queen's Thief. But what she takes from him pushes Sounis, Eddis, and Attolia over the precipice of war. With the Mede… Continue reading Book Review : The Queen of Attolia
Sonnet XXVII Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed, The dear repose for limbs with travel tired; But then begins a journey in my head To work my ind, when body's work's expired: For then my thoughts, from far where I abide, Intend a zealous pilgrimage to thee, And keep my drooping eyelids… Continue reading A Walk Around the Block : Poem #9