Form Triangle

This photo illustrates Form from the elements of art worksheet found here: http://www.oberlin.edu/amam/asia/sculpture/documents/vocabulary.pdf

form-triangle

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George Washington Gomez

I wrote this on the writer’s blog. I’d recommend reading “George Washington Gomez” before reading this blog post: http://www.kenyonreview.org/2015/12/i-am-george-washington-gomez-on-works-of-significant-worth-and-importance/

“I enjoyed your story. It made me feel, once again, that we are all God’s children and sorry for some of my own countrymen who think that foreigners need to conform. Most have forgotten that this country was once a great “melting pot”. God be with you.”

A Birthday Poem to Mom

It’s my birthday and I’m thinking of you.
You had four awesome kids, but now you’re through.
You gave me life twenty-six years ago.
I’ll soon be a Dad; my wife is prego.
To friends we give gifts on the day they’re born.
But forget mother, inaction forlorn.
It should be you who receives them each year.
Our bond is special, my mother, most dear.
For your hard work while I grew in the womb.
You let yourself stretch, for me you made room.
At birth, you pushed my large head through your hips.
Then hugged and kissed me, a kiss with your lips.
Later, you taught me to walk with my legs.
I fell once, or twice, having many goose-eggs.
Then with my body, the cookies to reach,
You taught me good words, my first uttered speech.
Right when my tongue could do more than just taste.
You taught of Christ, so my life wouldn’t waste,
To make wise choices and make them posthaste.
Then I grew older, and started to yell.
My all-knowing nature, at that time, hell.
But I grew up and I taught for our Lord.
On my mission I was less than, say, board.
I returned early, my mind had gone blank.
I could have withered away; shriveled, shrank.
But you and Dad nursed me back to my life.
I soon recovered and married my wife.
Yes, I’ll soon be a parent, just like you.
I’m glad that you taught me what I should do.
“Keep learning and working, and  walk in Christ’s light.
And you’ll soon meet God, having fought a good fight.”

Review of Vivitar VIV-DKS-4 Small Camcorder Case

This case was extremely affordable (I spent 8.99) and met the needs of my camera.  (Nicon Coolpix L330). It has padding all around the compartment and two side pockets for batteries or memory cards. It also has a Velcro divider, which would be useful for a smaller camera with lenses, but I don’t use it. I gave this item 5 stars because of its great value for such a low price. Includes an adjustable strap for carrying.

Review of “The Good Lie”

“The Good Lie” is a movie about the struggle of south Sudan children, victims, refugees…people. What struggle? Watch the movie; you’ll see. I had no idea either. This movie took me from making jibes about Reece-with-her-spoon, to wanting to give away everything I own to help homeless victims of war. It humbled me to see what these people had to go through: houses burned to the ground, families murdered, and siblings separated by bureaucracy.

This movie impressed me because I could see what differences in culture can do to relationships. I feel spoiled yet jealous, spoiled because of my wealth, jealous because I want to live in a world where my neighbors and family know my name, where values matter, where honor is worth more than employment. What have I learned from this movie? Be not only tolerant but learn about other people. Assimilate their good character into my life. “Misunderstanding is the prelude to offense” -James E. Talmage, Jesus The Christ.