You cannot choose your battlefields, The gods do that for you. But you can plant a standard Where a standard never flew. – Nathalia Crane, 1913 One of the most pernicious movements of our time may be the idea that artists can change the world. For decades … Continue reading Plant a Standard….
“I think you’re born to tell stories, Bibi [Blair]. That’s a wonderful thing. I’ve read more truth in fiction than in nonfiction, partly because fiction can deal with the numinous, and nonfiction rarely does. The human heart and spirit. The unknown. The unknowable. Storytelling can heal broken hearts and damaged minds. As a writer, Bibi, … Continue reading A Word on Fiction from Dean Koontz
“But this new component of the Guardians’ defenses, these ever-amassing stories, struck some deep and fearful alarm inside his [Pitch Black’s] dark heart. Spells, magic, jolliness, chocolate eggs, presents, elves, teeth – all the Guardians’ methods to fight his darkness were, to him, puny parlor tricks. But this power of story? He could not figure … Continue reading The Power of Story
Check out these amazing photographs of Light Pillars taken by an Ontario resident in 2017, readers: North Bay man captures incredible images of light pillars dancing in the sky By Jenna Wootton Updated: September 7, 2017 When a northern Ontario man recently woke to his two-year-old crying, he wasn’t expecting to witness a new natural … Continue reading Dancing Lights
This post was too good to pass up. If you have not seen Avengers: Endgame, then it would probably be best to come back and click this link later. Whether or not you do that, though, this is definitely a piece that is worth reading and remembering: Agent Romanoff and the Furious Love of God Posted … Continue reading God and Superheroes…?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGCMeI-5-ss While enjoying the above song from Skillet, this author was struck by a sudden revelation about modern fiction. There is an item missing from it that once was pronounced throughout myriad genres, especially sci-fi and fantasy. What is this absent thing? Only the most important ingredient of all, the one without which man cannot … Continue reading Quitting on the Desire to Live