Watching a good Ghibli movie is like getting hit by a train. Watching The Wind Rises is like falling into a sad and very beautiful dream. The Wind Rises is a semi-autobiographical movie about Jiro Hiroshiki, an engineer who made airplanes--specifically, the airplanes used to bomb Pearl Harbor and begin Japan's chapter in World War Two. The most… Continue reading The Wind Rises: Dreams
I built this article on one idea: Life isn't what we see, but also what we don't see. This morning I've been researching New York's third trimester abortion law. I looked at the bill. I could not believe my eyes. ""Person" refers to the victim of homicide who has been born and is alive." You mean… Continue reading becoming human.
I sat down at my desk planning to write and schedule three blog articles! Yay! I also wanted to do a lesson of math today (wow, ambitious) and write for thirty minutes, and--! Maybe it's because I'm sick, but I'm having this issue. As soon as I sit down on, my attention is fractured into… Continue reading does anyone else have this problem?
A week ago, I felt discouraged. The beginning of my day started great, but everything from there spiraled downward. The social event didn't work out, I'm discouraged about a tea party, I'm sad about Christmas (!) and the room smells like barf. So how do you free yourself from discouragement when plans fail?