Guys, these are my thoughts on retrospectiveness

In War and Peace, Tolstoy writes about the "law of retrospectiveness...which makes all the past appear a preparation for the subsequent facts." By the way, retrospectiveness is not a real word. Sorry, I guess you don't have the same clout that Shakespeare has, Tolstoy. Wait, did I just copy it down weirdly?? Ugh, there's no… Continue reading Guys, these are my thoughts on retrospectiveness

Good books I read in April

Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes Keywords: fiction, war, Vietnam, marines, suffering, fear, boys, courage, friends First line: Mellas stood beneath the gray monsoon clouds on the narrow strip of cleared ground between the edge of the jungle and the relative safety of the perimeter wire. Last line: Only the shadows themselves could change. Thoughts: The author,… Continue reading Good books I read in April

If you’re needing something new to watch

Maybe this will be helpful because you're bored, or maybe it won't be at all because you've reached the level beyond bored AKA SUPER BORED where nothing is interesting? TV Shows // recommended by friends Money Heist // Mark Where to find it: Netflix Number of seasons: 4 seasons (5th season not confirmed yet I… Continue reading If you’re needing something new to watch

An overly detailed guide to the notebook I use for basically everything

The other week, my art class groupchat was sending around Bestiefy quizzes (AKA #238 on the list of things to do when you're bored), and I was like, there's a website where I can make a quiz that I can then make my friends take? Awesome. I didn't really like their automatic questions, so I… Continue reading An overly detailed guide to the notebook I use for basically everything

Three things that help me actually like reading the Bible

1) The Bible Project My first experience with the Bible Project was being shown their animated cartoon+handwriting videos by teachers in church and in school (if you're like, isn't that illegal?, don't worry---my teachers are law-abiding citizens, it's because I go to a private school). screengrab of the Leviticus video They have these overview videos… Continue reading Three things that help me actually like reading the Bible

Good books I read in March

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles Keywords: historical fiction, Russia, 1922-1954, the Metrepol Hotel, friends that are also family it's hard to tell, beautiful First line: At half past six on the twenty-first of June 1922, when Count Alexander Illyich Rostov was escorted through the gates of the Kremlin onto Red Square, it was… Continue reading Good books I read in March

Five friends, five coronavirus diaries

Photo from The Great Empty by The New York Times. When adults talk about 9/11, they say that they remember exactly where they were and what they were doing. They say that everybody that was alive has a 9/11 story, they say that the generation before had JFK's assassination and that the generation before that… Continue reading Five friends, five coronavirus diaries