Creative Writing Gone Wrong

Here’s a prime example of “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus.” It is offered by an English professor from the University of Colorado as an actual class assignment:

A Creative Writing professor told his class one day: “Today we will experiment with a new form called the tandem story. The process is simple. Each person will pair off with the person sitting next to his or her desk.


インターネット広告の「トランスメディア」提供スキンアイコン # by beta-endorphin | 2010-07-24 05:34 | Culture

Please don't put holes in other people

When I confronted my daughter after she hurt another child with a mean comment, she cried and immediately wanted to apologize. That was a good thing, but I wanted her to know an apology can't always make things better.

I told her the parable of Will, a 9-year-old whose father abandoned his mom two years earlier. Will was angry, and he often lashed out at others with hurtful words. He once told his mom, "I see why Dad left you!"


インターネット広告の「トランスメディア」提供スキンアイコン # by beta-endorphin | 2009-09-28 12:33 | english expression







インターネット広告の「トランスメディア」提供スキンアイコン # by beta-endorphin | 2009-05-03 11:19 | Movies I watched

Need-expansion dynamic

The more I focus on my needs, the more things in life get loaded into that category. The more I live with the meeting of my need as my central focus of concern, the more things in my life get defined as needs.
If you listen to the way we tend to toss around the word “need” you will soon realize how many things we have defined as needs are, in fact, not essential for life.

You probably don’t really “need” a good meal.
You probably don’t really “need” a raise.
You probably don’t really “need” that new house
You probably don’t really “need” the affection of that person.
You probably don’t really “need” that position you have aspired to.
You probably don’t really “need” the recognition of your peers.

Yet the more you focus on your own neediness, the more you desires will be christened as need.

Paul Tripp from " A Quest For More"

インターネット広告の「トランスメディア」提供スキンアイコン # by beta-endorphin | 2009-04-21 11:57 | english expression

Watch this

インターネット広告の「トランスメディア」提供スキンアイコン # by beta-endorphin | 2009-04-18 10:43 | Misc


All I Need to Know About Life I Learned From the Easter Bunny
Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
Walk softly and carry a big chocolate bunny.
Everyone needs a friend who is all ears.
Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.
There's no such thing as too much candy.
All work and no play can make you a basket case.
A cute little tail always attracts a lot of attention.
Let happy thoughts multiply like rabbits.
Everyone is entitled to a bad hare day.
Some body parts should be floppy.
Keep your paws off other people's jellybeans.
Good things come in small sugar-coated packages.
The grass is always greener in someone else's basket.
An Easter bonnet can tame even the wildest hare.
To show your true colors you have to come out of your shell.
The best things in life are sweet and gooey and come in assorted colors.
Get rid of all your black jellybeans.

インターネット広告の「トランスメディア」提供スキンアイコン # by beta-endorphin | 2009-04-10 05:02 | english expression

My dear friends

If someone wrote the history of your life, what would be the one thing they would say you lived for? Success, power, family, comfort, pleasure, possessions, acceptance, or appearance?

Desire for a good thing becomes a bad thing when that desire becomes a ruling thing.

Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.

インターネット広告の「トランスメディア」提供スキンアイコン # by beta-endorphin | 2009-04-06 11:27 | english expression


インターネット広告の「トランスメディア」提供スキンアイコン # by beta-endorphin | 2009-03-28 02:44 | Misc

Quote of The Week

Reject the self-pity, envy, and discouragement that are so tempting at this time. Look to heaven and be thankful.
- Paul Tripp 「Lost In the Middle」


インターネット広告の「トランスメディア」提供スキンアイコン # by beta-endorphin | 2009-03-27 20:34 | english expression

Quote of The Week

I suppose real old age begins when one looks backward rather than forward.
- May Sarton

インターネット広告の「トランスメディア」提供スキンアイコン # by beta-endorphin | 2009-03-22 11:54 | english expression