“If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, does it make a sound?” –George Berkeley My mother, a self-taught and talented painter, watched as a budding artist’s skillful brush strokes effortlessly turned a white canvas into an astonishing beautiful seascape. She marveled at the excellence of his work, admiring his detail […]

“The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat oneself” –Gamaliel Bailey What? It’s okay to cheat? I imagine some of you are shocked while others feel vindicated. Before going further I think it is important to give context to the use of the word, “cheat.” As writers, we have a style, a genre—a […]

Do you remember your first diary? Perhaps it was pink and flowery gifted to you as a girl to record your hopes and dreams. Or perhaps a first love presented to you a leather-bound journal to write your private thoughts. The cover hardly matters. All that matters are the pages filled with your dreams, desires, […]

Why did you click on this post? You did it because you HAD to see what was so important that you had to read it NOW, right? Your curiosity had to be satisfied. So, you clicked. It’s simple, right? But is it? Social media is a main source for communication in today’s society. With an […]

Do you remember what article of clothing you coveted in middle school? Did you long for bell bottoms, Guess Jeans, or a cool pair of Doc Martins? No matter when the decade, there is always an “it” piece or fad that defines a period of time. But trends aren’t limited to just fashion; they also […]