Jamestown as it may have looked to the Pilgrims Industry, in the context we will be addressing it, according to Mirriam Webster’s Dictionary is: diligence in an employment or pursuit; especially : steady or habitual effort systematic labor especially for some useful purpose or the creation of something of value All Early American colonists struggled. […]Read More American Values – Industry (diligencia)
I asked my kids what they thought the most important American Value was, trying to get a feel for what kids thought about these sort of things, and they both gave me the same answer: Good Works, BUT… They both meant something different by it. So I will address both in this post: When my […]Read More American Values — Good Works (viendo el bien que ustedes hacen)
Why does a hero need a sidekick? I think we can sum this up PERFECTLY by going to the first story to introduce a sidekick: The Creation Genesis Chapter 2 20 …. but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. 21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon […]Read More Evolution of a Sidekick – Why Does A Hero Need One?
I have this totally awesome dictionary of slang that my husband gave me for Christmas: It is 1400 pages of bad grammar and taboo words from throughout the ages with an etymology and everything (when applicable). In this book under sidekick it reads: side-kick. A close companion; a mate, occ. an assistant, on the job; Can. […]Read More Evolution of a sidekick – What IS a sidekick?
Myths are not, by definition, lies. The story of Christ is a “true myth” a myth that works on us in the same way as the others, but a myth that really happened. Part of Tolkien’s argument to CS Lewis went like this: We have come from God, and inevitably the myths woven by us, […]Read More Tolkiens Ordinary Virtues by Mark Eddy Smith
Writers have definite rules. We have Commandments, as I illustrated a few posts ago. Unfortunately, we also have heretics, sinners, apostates (not to be confused with apostrophe’s) and zealots. It is easy to become one of the aforementioned because not only are the commandments constantly changing–what edition are we on the Chicago Style?–they also contradict […]Read More We Are All Sinners
In the book “Misquoting Jesus,” the author remarks about how an event is portrayed four different ways by four different people. He asks himself “Which way did it really happen?” He never admits to himself that it actually might have happened four different ways, all based on the perception of the person who is giving […]Read More Perspective – And How It Feels To Be A Writer