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A new radio show!

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Oh man, I am SO excited for this station.

Based out of St. Louis Missouri, Boost is dedicated to playing rap, hiphop and rock.  Doesn’t matter if you’re a teen or just a fan of the genre..this station is HOPPIN’.  I’m rocking the morning show aka “Morning DNA” with Aaron Dicer and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of  what is happening at Boost.

It’s taken me a bit to make the post.. so if this is the first you’re hearing about it.. woops.  Head to their site, download the app and listen from anywhere.

www.boost1019.com

The Critic The Geek & The Girl

The Critic The Geek & The Girl

Reviews with a KICK

Not sure what the kick is, but it seemed catchy when I began writing.

This is the second episode of tCtGtG and I’m loving the project! This time we talk about Aaron’s adventures in LA, Superman & Batman movie updates and then review Jack Ryan: Shadow Agent.

CLICK HERE  to head to Aaron Dicer’s YouTube page and view the review!
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NEXT EPISODE Scheduled for February 3rd

Avoiding Isolation

Living alone is attractive sometimes…

With no one around to prod and poke or stir up memories and emotion perhaps one can live free from pain.  The road to isolation starts with avoidance.  Each step taken as a counter measure to a possible moment that could cause discomfort.  Avoidance is riddled with assumptions about how something could be, it is fueled with fears. Calculative moves involving decisions based on survival and preserving self.  These instincts have value for certain. There are people to avoid. There are situations to avoid.

However, if your avoidance has become your standard of living it has likely guided you to isolation. Isolation is a whole different kind of danger.

In the Christian bubble there are many people who avoid situations to better protect themselves.  These boundaries are important for many reasons, and I wouldn’t want to get into a debate with each family about why they choose to have this or that rule.  Where I fear for my Christian family is when a rule or regulation is hedging them in isolation.  Their choices are not mine to make, so I observe and do what I hope they would do for me… reserve judgement and pray for clarification that only God can provide.

We are raised in different homes, attend different social groups, listen do different teaching influences and the differences between myself and someone else are insurmountable.  I won’t pretend to know “best” for someone else’s home and life… but I will speak about the dangers of isolation.

When your words cut people from the love of God, when rules lift you higher than another human… you are on a path of isolation.  Be careful that in an attempt to avoid sin you don’t cut yourself off from humanity. We are human after all.

 

Would you buy from a “real catalog”?

Most of you know I am an image hoarder…

I love the random photos that I find on the internet. I save them to share on the FB pages and groups that I am a part of.  Some are serious, some inspirational, some thought provoking and many are flat out hilarious.

Today I saw this image.  I’m not sure if this is areal catalog or an artist depicting a point.  Either way I find it beautiful and I genuinely hope that more mainstream magazines adopt reality rather than a fabricated version of beauty and social expectations.

Movies

Never one to love the movies…

but this year my friend Aaron Dicer asked me to join him on a few reviews.  Having been a “behind the scenes” help for him over the past two years, the idea of being in front of the camera was oddly appealing.  DO I have compelling things to say about a medium I rarely invest time in?

Apparently so, as I have been asked to ONCE AGAIN, join sir Dicer on a movie quest.  LIVE today at 1:30 on his YouTube channel. Subscribe and watch the conversation flow with Aaron Dicer and Captain Logan!

 

today we talk TOP movies of 2013

Here’s a sneak peek at my top 3.
For the most disappointing and most surprising you’ll have to tune in or watch the video.

Is it that hard?

 

 

You don’t like to be judged, so why do it to others?

If you can attempt to RELATE to the person you are judging.. you’ll likely discover that they are no different than you.  If you don’t discover that revelation than you may want to double check the part of you that believes you may 1. be better or 2. deserve better than another human being.

In the eyes of God… your sin is just as nasty as (your presumptions of) their sin.

There are warnings about judging other people, condemning them, and that what you give (or do not give) coming back to you.

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Yesterday

I spoke to a woman who has someone publicly campaigning for her failure.

Let’s put ourselves in her shoes for a moment.  Pretend your past is available for viewing and someone decides to publicly reference all the reasons that you should be disqualified from life. Essentially pretend that someone is taking your past, turning lessons into weapons and handing them to anyone who will listen.  Imagine that person demanding that anyone armed take aim at you and fire, then pass the weapon to the next person.

My reaction to putting myself in this situation is dread.  In all reality this type of thing COULD happen to me. I openly speak of my past, of my failures and my downfalls.  I personally hand “weapons” to the public and pray that each person understands that I speak plainly so that they know they’re not alone in their humanity.  I want to be real and honest about what I have experienced in my life because it is MY LIFE!  If you don’t like my life and my honesty, there are polite ways to move respectfully apart.

I have come face to face with the “Accuser” enough to know if you make peace with your past it softens the sting of the pointed finger.

We may judge each other without meaning to, but if you are ACTIVELY judging someone and condemning them to a life less worthy of yours… you’re on a slippery slope.  Am I judging a judger?  Hopefully not.

I’m feeling a sort of righteous anger about my friend though and then today’s verse is about judging so I made the image above and decided to blog.

In all reality just because you judge and condemn does not make you less of a person than anyone else.  It makes you more dangerous. . but it’s your life, your pace and your story.  In my experience, and in the readings I find, life is not meant to be lived in the complications and darkness of becoming an accuser.  It is meant to be lived in freedom and love, which is not an easy charge.

642 Things To Write About

A book found at B&N by The San Francisco Writers’ Grotto.

Challenge accepted. I continue to develop a relationship with the idea of telling you, internet reader, my thoughts on my life.  I find articles and I think “oh, I could write about my thoughts on this”… I find pictures and think “oh, I could post about my reaction to that”… but I remain silent.

Friday night I went strolling through Barnes & Noble. True to my pattern I found myself looking through the journal section as if it were an art display in a museum.  It was here I discovered this book, “642 Things To Write About”.  I flip to a random page to gauge the intent and read:

“Pick a country, and imagine we’ve been at war with it for fourteen years.  Write a love story set in that world.”

Intriguing. I like imagining stories.

Next random page:

“Put yourself or your character in a place where you feel vulnerable and uneasy.”

My brow arcs up and I think to myself… could I share that on my blog? Could I be that open?

Next random page:

“A lie you told and got away with.”

What if my parents read my blog?  Or my Grandmother!?

“Write about what you’ll be worrying about five years from now. Ten years from now. Thirty years from now.”

My parents reading this blog apparently.  The idea grew inside of me and before I knew it I had convinced myself that sharing my writings, inspired from this book, was possibly the BEST way to develop a relationship with the blog experiment.

So after creating my website as a landing page for the curious folks out there… I think I have a plan.   Post my random thoughts, post the pictures, post the links and post my writings inspired from this book that challenges me:

“There are often three reasons for something: the reason we tell others, the reason we tell ourselves, and the real reason.  Write about the war among the three.”

Deep.  Look for that one coming soon.

A view

“Let them eat cake…”

A text convo with my husband where I learn he does not know the quote

Let them eat cake. -Marie Antoinette

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Fly on the Wall: I looked up the origins just to be sure I didn’t say “Queen Elizabeth the …somethingth”.