Childhood’s Shadow

by Tim Madriel

Life is one of those things that we can only control so much. It is a great fallacy of the media that anyone can become anything. It is a damaging lie to say that the experiences of childhood bear no reflection on the personality and potential of the adult. It isn’t nature or nurture, it […]

Burn a Bit too Brightly

A friend once sent me the following quote from Pearl S. Buck. “The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive.” This quote strongly resonated with me. It recognizes that in some individuals, emotions run too strong, and like the human orchid, we blossom with […]

A Blog Begins

One of the strange trends of our overly technical time is the proliferation of Blogs. I blame the Christmas form letter for starting it all. Give a mom a PC, and she will give the world carefully formatted Christmas letters detailing how little Johnny learned to use the toilet and how baby Sarah lost her […]