Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Swords clash, fire bursts, a dragon’s roar reverberates across the open field. A man steps forwards, a thick brown staff in one hand. A horse whinnies in the distance, pawing at the ground. The old man smiles, lifts his hands, and begins his spell . . .
From a boy who didn’t believe in growing up, to a white rabbit who could tell time, the magic in adventures of your childhood never really end. El Zorro left more than a “Z” for his legacy – he left the memories of his blazing sword and flaring courage in your mind.
There’s something that connects in the readers’ mind, when they remember these stories. Remember how unrealistic Alice was to follow a rabbit down a hole, or Dorothy was for following a yellow brick road to an unknown place? Perhaps it is her personality. Anne of Green Gables is so influential because she still believes. “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “The Three Musketeers,” “The Scarlet Pimpernel,” and “Ivanhoe,” each tell a different and captivating tale.
Whether it’s magic, or fairies, or yourself in which you still believe, the message of stories is not only enjoyable, but revitalizing. Remember what drew you to these adventures. Enjoy a good book again, or experience a new one.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
In the beginning there was the apple . . .
Introducing the incredible life of Steve Jobs! If you study the great philosophers and inventors of the world to learn from them and base your own life and goals off of their successes – this is a story you don’t want to miss.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
No matter what language it is in, a smiling face and a friendly word is always welcome – especially if you can understand what they are saying! There are so many reasons to learn a new language. Maybe you have just decided you want to learn French. Or maybe you set a goal to learn Spanish as your new year’s resolution, but haven’t gotten around to it yet. You’re going on a trip to Germany, but you haven’t learned German yet! Your friend is learning Japanese and you want to learn it too.
Surprise you’re friends when they visit from Israel, or please your family when you pass you’re Spanish test. Learning a new language will give you a new sense of empowerment, and a new way to connect to people.
For now farewell, or, as Mark Antony would say, Vale!