Simple Living

"Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires."                -  Lao-Tzu, Tao Te Ching For a lot of us, our perception of simplicity is scrambled by the complexity of life. The problem is, as time progresses so does the speed of life. How does this relate to how … Continue reading Simple Living

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The Beauty of Art and New Beginnings

By M. Hong I never expected to feel the gravity of a new beginning until I was going through one; I have always been the kind of person to harp on the past, and not let go of old grudges. My new beginning started right after I graduated high school, and I was beyond ecstatic … Continue reading The Beauty of Art and New Beginnings

Trials and Tribulations

We always like to believe that when faced with adversity or difficult circumstances we will arm ourselves against such troubles with reason, calm, understanding, and other defenses to cope with the inevitable problems we may encounter in life. However, for many us, when the opportunity presents itself, we tend to fall short of our resolutions. … Continue reading Trials and Tribulations

When Infinite Roads Diverge in a Wood

By Samantha Solomon “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” This oft-quoted passage from Robert Frost’s famous poem, “The Road Not Taken,” appears on ‘congratulations’ cards and teen girls’ Tumblr posts in such an abundance, it’s hard to separate … Continue reading When Infinite Roads Diverge in a Wood

The Importance of Spring Cleaning

By Samantha Solomon I’m crouched on all fours with my face shoved past the sliding doors of my closet, a beige carpet that desperately needs to be vacuumed, scratching my knees. My face red from pushing and shoving things around, I emerge victorious with a single, broken velvet hanger. This the face of “Spring Cleaning.” … Continue reading The Importance of Spring Cleaning

Grecian Gods – Tales of Mortality and Death – Apollo and Hyacinth

Illustrated By Jean Young By Michael Carson I begin this night with a few tales of Apollo, god of “Sun, the Light, the Music and Prophecy” (Greek Gods & Goddesses), although the man was well renowned with his poetic air and regal flare, the young sun lord met his demise in the facets of love. … Continue reading Grecian Gods – Tales of Mortality and Death – Apollo and Hyacinth