I type happily away on my computer, engrossed in a scene of drama, betrayal, fear, doubt, and growing tension, all ready to swallow the character up in a maw of darkness, or give way in a moment of light. The climax approaches —
About the beginning of this year, I discovered The Teaching Company. They are a company that creates college-level DVD and CD courses on hundreds of topics, featuring the top professors in the country.
A hideous beast falls in love with a beautiful young girl. Such is the essence of the “beauty and the beast” story type. Whether it’s an actual beast, a giant gorilla, a hunchback, a wild jungle man, or a masked mystery who haunts an opera house, the idea remains the same:
Yesterday, we celebrated Fathers’ Day. The calendar said that Fathers’ Day was supposed to be the previous Sunday, but Daddy was bogged down by his law school studies that weekend.
Warning: this review contains spoilers.
A lot of kids dream of what they want to be when they grow up.
The other evening, my six-year-old brother Elijah was excitedly telling me how he loved making bookmarks. Since I had just been looking for one, I had an idea.
…Alarmed, we checked the gas stove — sure enough, one of the burners was on, but the spark had not been lit. It had been on since we cooked the taco meat for dinner, three hours before.
One day, a few months ago, I found one of my little brother’s books (entitled The Space Eagle: Operation Doomsday) laying around.
Sure this book was corny —
Birds make me nervous.
They sit, watching you as you walk by. Then you see a few on the ground ahead —
As a homeschool graduate, I get that question a lot. It goes along with, “How do you spend your time?” “What do you do all day?” “Do you have any big plans?” and the always frustrating, “What college are you going to?”