I’m about to enter my senior year of high school…
and all I can think about is who I’ll be when the year is done. In response to those thoughts, a few weeks ago, I decided to write a spoken word poem about what I want from myself in one year. I was planning on keeping it to myself, but decided it was a message others might need to hear, too. I shot some footage of reading the the poem and put it all together. And now I am releasing it all out to you!
And for the record, this video is the reason I haven’t posted in a while. Don’t worry though! I will get back to my weekly schedule…I have decided on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Let’s get started on this awesomeness.
From your pal, The [Ab]normal One.
I’ve been in my winter term for about six weeks now. One of my favorite courses right now is my Advanced Composition class. Not only is my teacher amazing at his craft, he helps all of us dig deep and truly hone our craft. the assignment we are working on at the moment is a digital personal narrative. So instead of just writing an essay, we add some type of digital/visual/video to it. This project isn’t due until next week, but because I have loved being creative with it so much, I’ve already finished. I’ll let you all get the first peek at it, before I present it next week. Hope you enjoy!
Continue reading “Oscillations: A Digital Narrative”
I love hymns. I know that is pretty rare to hear a teenager say, but it’s true. I love the four-part harmony in hymns, and the poetic ways the lyrics are written in! I wouldn’t say I grew up with hymns, but they were definitely present. My grandpa would always be whistling one under his breath. Every thanksgiving my whole family sings the doxology before we eat. Being in a musical family sure does help my love of hymns though. A lot of people I talk to my age aren’t huge fans of them. I hope we don’t lose the tradition of it. They have such deep rooted meanings, a lot of time straight from scripture. I know not one type of music pleases God more in worship. But at times, I feel a lot more in hymns than I do a generic contemporary praise song—don’t get me wrong though, I love those songs too!
Continue reading “Modern Hymns–Not Just an Oxymoron.”