With President Obama’s request for Congress to grant war powers against ISIS, the reality of the situation is hitting closer to home. However, one needs to understand the complexities of war against the organization, where its motives and methods are difficult for many, and for good reason.
Coming to John Brown University has been the most amazing experience of my life. Living in Costa Rica was different. Friends were different, my daily routine was different and especially my worldview and culture were different.
Every year, the same thing happens: people make commitments to stay away from social media, to give up sugar or to be less judgmental toward others. These goals sound like New Year’s resolutions, right?
The first rule of civil public discourse: don’t compare people to Nazis. The recent article on the front page about the proposed legislation separating the holidays honoring Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert E.
I am what you could call a connoisseur of church-hopping. I once embodied the persona of a jaded lover who sought to see only the negative. I had often wished that I had a thin mustache to twiddle and a fedora so that the sting of my criticisms could really be felt.
It’s often disheartening to take a good look at what is going on in the world around us; ISIS is still making headlines, friends and loved ones are being taken from us too soon by tragic accidents and deadly diseases and brokenness can be seen around nearly any corner.
I’m biased in my answer, but I’ve given the question quite a deal of thought. When I was a little girl, all I wanted to be was a mom and to have seven kids like in Sound of Music or Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. My concurrent dream was to be a writer, and this desire was just as strong.
I’ve never been a fan of putting pen to paper to express my feelings. I’ve always felt as though the process of identifying and communicating feelings is far too intimate to be confined to prose. Moreover, it usually requires more energy than I have to spare.