You may have noticed that there is no longer a tree-and-starry-skies motif going on around here. Instead, there is a brightly colored amalgamation of Precocious characters, ponies, puppies, and my friend Bryce’s face. Allow me to explain via screenshot:
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Today in Research Writing class, we discussed a powerful short story by Tobias Wolff called “Hunters in the Snow”, so for this week’s Thoughtful Friday post I’m going to let Tobias do the work for me. I encourage you to take a few minutes to read the story, but read critically, there’s a lot packed into this little narrative about three hunters and their struggles with denial. Also, just as a warning, it includes some minor cursing. It’s hard to write a post about “Hunters in the Snow” without getting into the intricate details of the story, so all I can say is, please take the time to read it, and if you do, leave me a comment below and let me know what you think of the story. If you want to discuss some of the meanings behind the story, let me know and I’d be more than happy to work something out. Goodnight, and happy reading.
Hey, look everyone, it’s spring! Time has sure flown, and now that April is just around the corner I thought that I’d let you know what I’ve been up to lately (and will be up to soon). I’ll start with the blog maintenance. As many of you know, I’ve been planning and enacting some changes to the site. As far as the appearance goes, I’m working on getting a new theme and a name that better represent my passion for writing and my love for God (I’d love feedback and suggestions on what you would like to see!). Also, I’ll be posting more frequently, hopefully once a week or more. Then there’s Script Frenzy, a challenge to write 100 pages of TV, movie or play script (or a graphic novel) in the month of April. You remember NaNoWriMo from November, right? Well, Script Frenzy is her sister program for the more theatrically inclined. I’m very excited to co-write the pilot for a Sci-Fi TV program called “Aldaeus” with my brother, Andrew (more information on that will be forthcoming). Last (and, of course, best) is my next Hard Thing: a Distaction Detox. That’s one week without television, internet, MP3 players, video games, and all manner of electronic noise that normally envelopes my life. One week to step away from the things that keep me busy doing nothing and spend more time with the God I love, the family I love, and the things that I love to do (and that are worth doing). I’m not sure when I’ll be doing it yet, but I’m excited to see what kind of difference it makes in my emotions, relationships, and especially my relationship with God. When I’m done, I think God wants me to encourage other young men and women to step back from the distractions in their lives, too, and listen to the things that are worth hearing. All in all, April looks to be a blast, and I’m excited to share all of these experiences with you! Please pray for me, that God will guide me in all of the writing and working and playing and especially in the distraction detox, because it’s all for his glory, and to help me know him and love him in a deeper way. Here’s to an exciting April adventure!