Reflections on Humanity

How can we cultivate hope?

There are many good reasons to be concerned for humanity these days. Runaway climate change, impending WWIII, and the (possible but unlikely) Zombie Apocalypse just to name a few. We don't have to look far for the signs. For example, wildfires are blazing like never seen before in Australia. The U.S. recently ordered the assassination… Continue reading How can we cultivate hope?

Short Stories

Escaping the Prison of Your Mind

The struggle to find peace and happiness within ourselves can feel like an uphill battle. As a teenager, I was incredibly socially awkward and self-conscious. Happiness was fleeting as a sideways comment from a friend could bring me down. In art class in high school, I painted an image of a naked young woman curled… Continue reading Escaping the Prison of Your Mind

poetry

Shine On

Shine on little bright star, it's what you do the best. Don't care how others see you or if you fit in with the rest.   Trust that you are seen and heard by the One that matters most. Just fill your heart with love and joy, dance along with the Holy Ghost.   Lose… Continue reading Shine On

Reflections on Life

Setting Goals for Goodness in 2020

New Year's day is upon us once again! This time of year is often seen as a good time to set new goals or intentions and have a fresh start (to clarify, I consider an intention to be a general direction and a goal to be a specific task-oriented step in that direction). We can… Continue reading Setting Goals for Goodness in 2020

poetry

Lost

Oars sink into the sand My boat tosses in the waves I walk along the outskirts of this new found dreary place.   Hands rake through the pebbles Turning pieces of my mind I search the horizon for a hopeful beacon of light.   Darkness brews Tears flow through But I can't imagine why It's… Continue reading Lost

poetry

Angry At Injustice

White fangs glisten in the darkness of my mindAngry at injustice and the blindness of mankindScreaming headsDance of deathFury of all time.I look for quietness but the door is barred by hateI eat my fill of love and greed but I cannot satiateTurn the clockStomp the fireMy child retaliates.Finger points out at the world but… Continue reading Angry At Injustice

Reflections on Culture, Reflections on Life, storytelling

Following the Heart and Finding God

There are many clichés about the heart that we use day to day. "Follow your heart", "listen to your heart", "stay true to your heart"... but what if these are not just clichés. What if we take them literally and they reveal a world of magic beyond our wildest imaginings? About five years ago, I… Continue reading Following the Heart and Finding God

Short Stories

SS Heroes: A Human Odyssey (Part 3)

I slowly backed away and headed hurriedly down the hallway towards the staircase. My new companion chided ¨Ahar Matey! Ahar Matey!¨ My head buzzed with the new information as I opened the door and stumbled into the shoulder of my most esteemed friend...(from previous article). "June!" I exclaimed. My friend recovered from the stumble and… Continue reading SS Heroes: A Human Odyssey (Part 3)

Reflections on Culture, Reflections on Life

Can we be both independent and dependent?

Many people growing up in Western Society (and increasingly in other societies as well) attend school with the message that you can do or be whatever you want to be in the World. Sometimes this message is accompanied by strong suggestions of what you should do by your parents, as they try their best to… Continue reading Can we be both independent and dependent?