Monthly Archives: January 2018

I Was Lost, Then I Was Found

Before finding inner peace, I was lost. Where can I venture to find peace within myself? Along the path I see nothing but darkness, My feet feel as if they are becoming one with the ground. Never to move again.   Will I be forever trapped in this pit of darkness? This realm of shadows […] Continue reading

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A Fatherless Boy

He abandoned me at my worst. He left me at my best. He was nowhere to be found when I needed him the most. Why? How? Was there any emotion, any pain that traveled through his veins when he walked away? Did he stop at the door, a feeling of regret possibly crossing his mind? […] Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) Born: December 14, 1546, Knutstorp Castle, Sweden Died: October 24, 1601, Prague, Czech Republic Tycho Brahe was a Danish astronomer and writer known for his accurate and comprehensive astronomical and planetary observations. He developed instruments for measuring the position of stats and measured the position of 777 fixed stars. Things happened in that […] Continue reading Continue reading

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A Child Sleeps

Alexander the Great squirmed in his sheets, His mother over him beckoning him to sleep He closed his eyes and tried to dream Of pleasant hills and glistening streams   His mother thought him an Angel mild, “Dreaming of kisses, fairies, sunshine, sweet child” On his face innocence had dreamt Though not of nice things, […] Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Tycho Brahe (December 14, 1546-October 24, 1601) was the best naked-eye observer of his time. He compiled a comprehensive list of stellar and planetary positions in the sky and noticed that the alignment of Jupiter and Saturn occurred two days after Copernicus had predicted it. He also observed and recorded a supernova. He was able […] Continue reading Continue reading

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Trendy Tuesday: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For my “trendy Tuesday” blog post, I wanted to choose a book that is still popular or trendy many years after its publication so I chose to review The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. This children’s book was first published in 1969 and is still read and loved by children today. The book is […] Continue reading

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Immersion across media

SPOILER ALERT: Minor House of Cards and Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Spoilers Ahead Immersion is that ever sought-after quality, the perpetual goal of any aspiring creator. Individual investment is a crucial component of any successful piece of media. Paintings evoke more emotion when the observer can project some aspect of his identity into the artwork. … Continue reading “Immersion across media” Continue reading

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Free Fridays: The Book of Mistakes

The Book of Mistakes written and illustrated by Corrina Luyken is a commentary on how mistakes are not always bad and can lead to bigger and better things. In The Book of Mistakes, Luyken uses her “mistakes” to build a world of creativity. On the very first page, there is a partially drawn head and […] Continue reading

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Traditional Thursdays: Horton Hatches the Egg

One of my favorite authors as a child, and still, one of my favorite Children’s books authors is Dr. Seuss. So, I felt it was fitting to pick a book written by Dr. Seuss for today’s Traditional Thursday, but I decided to discuss a book that was not part of my family’s bookshelf growing up. […] Continue reading

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Winners Wednesday: Kitten’s First Full Moon

Kitten’s First Full Moon is a Caldecott Award winning picture book written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes. The book was published by Greenwillow Books, an imprint of Harper Collins, in 2004. Accompanied by gouache and colored pencil illustrations copied in black and white, this book tells the story of a kitten who mistakes the full […] Continue reading

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