The Curse of Narcissus – Balancing uniqueness and mundanity

Continuing my ruminations on love and the person, I've found my journey has led me to the steps of ancient Greek myth - Narcissus. Though a difficult article to write - having to cut it down in half for publication - I refrained from personal reflection. A part two will be written, but it'll be … Continue reading The Curse of Narcissus – Balancing uniqueness and mundanity

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C.S. Lewis on Love, Friendship, and God

Continuing my thoughts on how our love must be rooted in the thing itself and now our ideas. The limited word count, between 400-600 words, has made these articles difficult to produce, but they've been rewarding experience. This article was originally posted in The Chimes, here. All of my material for this article came from … Continue reading C.S. Lewis on Love, Friendship, and God

Orange County votes to join federal lawsuit against California

Again, I'm found favoring my printed title over my online title - Orange County no longer apple of State's eye. This is the next article I have had published by The Chimes. It originally appears here. My focus was to cover new while incorporating a story-like opening. Quite a few readers enjoyed the style, and … Continue reading Orange County votes to join federal lawsuit against California

James’ peach and James’ faith encourages Christians to pursue works

My newest article with The Chimes, originally published here. I tried to work on integrating a more story-esque writing style. I need a bit of improvement, but it's a good place to begin. Also, I prefer the paper version of this article's title, "James and the Giant Justice Warrior". “Well, maybe it started that way. … Continue reading James’ peach and James’ faith encourages Christians to pursue works

#Walkout allows political activists to target students

This is my fifth article for The Chimes, original published here. While this is perhaps the shortest article I've written for The Chimes, it placed the topmost interacted on The Chimes website for the week and the most opinionated I've written. Moving forward, I hope I can find a balance between my #Walkout and my … Continue reading #Walkout allows political activists to target students

Ohio judge removes custody of transgender teenager from parents

Below is my third article for The Chimes, originally published here. Having read a few articles on how to write opinion articles, one essential ingredient is being assertive. An aspect that makes an opinions article different from an informational or news write-up. Clarity, informational, assertive. We'll see how this Op-Ed trinity can be refined during … Continue reading Ohio judge removes custody of transgender teenager from parents