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Monday, August 22, 2011

Maybe I just want to post something, but then I got to thinking about this book I am reading. It is called The Help by Kathryn Stockett. All in one week, people just started telling me about it. It is a pretty good book, an easy read. It has good voice and tells a story. can't say it has made me think too deeply though. Still, it has made me think about change. What causes change?? Thoughts, ideas, writing, people. "Change begins with a whisper," it says. Just a wisp of something soft, but powerful.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

As much as I should be keeping up with literary current events, let's just say, well, I haven't. But, the other day I was listening to NPR and heard there is a new poet laureate, Philip Levine. After a quick internet search, I discovered his poetry to be quite good, although a little dark. Maybe after I have sampled more than two or three, I will be able to give a better analysis. But for now, long live the poet laureate! I absolutely love poetry, and I write a bit of sappy poetry myself. Not anything worth the screen, but it is all about love, not fame or publication, anyway, isn't it? Some of my favorite poets that come to mind: e. e. cummings, Billy Collins, John Keats, Wallace Stevens, T. S. Eliot, and maybe Yeats.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I'll admit it is past midnight and I really should be going to bed (early morning run tomorrow), but what are summers for if not to stay up all night? This summer has not been what I expected. Honestly, it has stretched me in ways I was not expecting and still don't understand. If summers aren't for midnight parties, they most definitely are for sports camps. Best thing I could have done with these three hottest months of the year.

I was amazed at how much I could love these girls each week. Aren't they the cutest?

I probably couldn't have made it through this week without these four beautiful lacrosse girls.

Let's just say...that day was an adventure. Go volleyball campers!

The most important thing I learned from all this: I am nothing without my Father in Heaven. I am so grateful He shared His love for these girls with me. and...there are a lot of AWESOME people out there. I just keep finding them.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

To tell you the truth, there are many good reasons to start a blog. and to tell you another truth, I started this one because I read someone else's blog that made a difference in my life. If you can't judge a book by it's cover, then you can't judge a girl by her blog. Although I can't say I haven't done it before. But this girl, made me want to be a better person, all from those words and pictures and thoughts typed on her blog. It made me want to get to know her better, and maybe when I do, I will tell you who it is. For now, all we can do is live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, and drink the wild air. It has gotten me this far.