Tag Archives: Writing

Venturing Southern Utah Solo.

Three things I gained from my solo-trip to southern Utah- I am not alone, because I will meet at least a few people/friends along the way, I can travel alone or with company and have someone to share my experience with, and deserts are windy and beautiful. Recently, I had a trip to Zion National Park, Bryce […]
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Book Review: “The Stand”

  I finally got around to reading The Stand, and I am glad I did. There are many protagonists and/or antagonists who have a point of view in this apocalyptic quest for survival, answers, relief, satisfaction, and redemption. The Stand was originally published in 1978, events that occur in the novel may be much in question; however, today […]
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The Dark Elf Trilogy: Book Series Review

The protagonist in The Dark Elf Trilogy, Drizzt Do’urden, is a character whose actions lead him to make critical decisions, such as leaving his home after being betrayed by his people. If one ever wanted to pretend to be a dark elf, he/she can become Drizzt…well except for the sword-wielding, and magical panther conjuring, dark elf he […]
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Belated International Women’s Day!

I meant to have this posted on International Women’s Day, but editing and work prolonged it. Why can’t this holiday be recognized and celebrated every day? The first hero would be my mother. She helped raise me, despite challenges, and she loved me unconditionally. I have learned to appreciate all she did for me even […]
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Adventure Reflection: Cracker Lake Trail

Over the summer of 2017, I had the opportunity to explore Glacier National Park. I also ran a half-marathon with friends, hiked to exhaustion, met new friends, discovered different trails, photographed marmots, a brown bear, mountain goats, and chipmunks, experienced great views and scenery, met Native Americans from the Blackfeet tribe, left with a buffalo […]
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Appreciation of Solitude: A Solution to Hate and Violence.

What would happen to the hatred and violence in this world if everyone experienced solitude? How could solitude create a world of peace? Suddenly, one day each person awakens alone in her/his own world. Everyone is still there but cannot see each other; each person sees her or his imagined world. Maybe individuals are so used to […]
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Save the Sacred Land

The hum of traffic, the smell of exhaust fumes, sights of infrastructure, all fade away. My mood enhances and time slows as I enter the wilderness.  Nature and wildlife are things I admire and that inspire me. When out in nature, my senses open up – I smell the flora and fauna, and the earth, […]
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White Teeth – Side-Story – Millat

My response to the book White Teeth Zadie Smith recently includes imagining up a side story based on one of the characters for an advanced writing workshop. I’ve always found writing fan fiction and side stories great practice to writing fiction. The few previous times I have performed this task, the two works turned into […]
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Be You

Because an abundant amount of words aren’t always necessary. Don’t be ashamed, or hide. Be you. It is different when I tell you this than when you try to convince yourself. I can’t, nor anyone else, persuade you that your flaw, whatever it may be, is what makes you intriguing, unique, and beautiful.

Nature Talks

When I go back through the photos I have taken over the years, I see more than the picture.