Planning a trip to Washington, D.C. can be a complicated endeavor, especially when 56 students from 12 different countries are involved. When the plans for the trip began some time last October, we began by reaching out to the museums, the White House, Pentagon and the like, explaining our unique group of travelers that would … Continue reading What does it mean to be an American?
Its always been a struggle for me to find a packaged set of Christmas cards that I like. The style of card I prefer is anything but traditional. When a Christmas card has a black background or anything out of the norm, yet remains in a cool Christmas spirit, I'm hooked. So this year I … Continue reading Serindipitie Creations Christmas Cards
After a solid month of writing nothing besides my NaNoWriMo novel, I've come out a month later with a lot more to say, and a fairly in depth novella! I introduce to you a winner and completed 50,000 words in a month novel excerpt. One-Way Ticket Man sieht sich immer Zweimal When a young woman … Continue reading One-Way Ticket Writing Sample
Es gab wenige Straßen durch dieses Stück der texanischen Wüste. Wahrscheinlich war das nächste lebendige Wesen mehrere Stunden weit entfernt. Es war eine Wüste und eine Strecke, die wenig bereist wurde. Sie war gefährlich, da sich niemand um die Straßen kümmern konnte. Sie war so abgenutzt und von der Sonne geblichen, dass die weißen Streifen … Continue reading Das Große Nichts
August 26th, 2013 Chicago is a unique place. The phrase “an all American” city spouted out of the loudspeaker in the orange line coming from the airport and I wondered how Chicago could claim to be any more all-american than some of our other big cities. New York for example, comes to mind. As does … Continue reading Chicago: The Most American of Cities
I trusted you, I wasn’t sure why. Your hair in my face, wind whipping down the Highway The mountains came and went on the right Big cities rose and fell on the left. I searched the shelves of movies in my brain To figure out why we fit So well. You owned that Highway like … Continue reading The Quiet Man
Existentialism is a term applied to a school of 19th- and 20th-century philosophers who, despite profound doctrinal differences, shared the belief that philosophical thinking begins with the human subject—not merely the thinking subject, but the acting, feeling, living human individual. In existentialism, the individual’s starting point is characterized by what has been called “the existential attitude”, or a … Continue reading Rocks