Become a Patron of the Arts

If you haven’t heard of Patreon, I’m here to fix that. Patreon is an awesome site that is recreating the culture of patronage. Way back when, artists, actors, and writers who were anything other than independently wealthy lived off of donations provided by patrons. These patrons paid the bills and gave artisans the opportunity to […]

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The First Fan-Art

Awhile ago I was working on a high fantasy trilogy that I have since set aside because I just couldn’t stand it anymore after years of staring at the same words for hours on end. But, I let my younger brother read it in an attempt to get him to read more. He liked it […]

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On Murder and Why I Don’t Care for the Golden Rule

I’ve been reading in Matthew 5, the beginning of Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount and a few specific passages have brought a lot of thoughts into my mind. Specifically, the passages on Murder,  Revenge, and Love. 21 “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone […]

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I Can’t Stay Silent: 13 Ways to Show Love

There’s been a lot of political strife, everywhere I go. I can’t get on social media without seeing it, I can’t drive to work without seeing a million bumper stickers with the latest liberal or conservative slogan on it. And it’s eating me up inside. I’ve tried to keep silent, remain neutral, do my best […]

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Independant Thinker from Interdependent Roots

This article from Vox has raised some interesting thoughts this morning. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree this last spring, three weeks before I turned 21. That’s a pretty big deal. Neither of my parents have a bachelor’s degree. My mom worked through for an associate degree in business and got it about a year before […]

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