Category: Life

5 Disturbing Life Lessons from Animal Farm

In 1945 George Orwell released his iconic novella, Animal Farm. Schools across the country continue to read this book to this day due to its political symbolism and simple/direct metaphors. This short book only has about 140 pages, but it’s filled with truth and… Continue Reading “5 Disturbing Life Lessons from Animal Farm”

4 Insightful Life Lessons from…Rude People

No matter who you are or where you find yourself wandering, rude people are unfortunately unavoidable from time to time. Especially when working for the public and dealing with customers, it’s inevitable that we all come across these unpleasant humans occasionally. It’s never fun… Continue Reading “4 Insightful Life Lessons from…Rude People”

3 Tips from The Most Dangerous Game

Published in 1924, The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell is a suspenseful short story. The main character, Rainsford, is sailing by a mysterious island on his way to the Amazon to hunt jaguars. He and his mate discuss the ominous land in the… Continue Reading “3 Tips from The Most Dangerous Game”

3 Motivating Lessons from I, Eye Guy

Eye Guy makes his appearance in episode 8 of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Season 1. Eye Guy is a guy, covered all over in eyes. I bet you didn’t see that one coming. Rita is starting to understand that she and her minions aren’t… Continue Reading “3 Motivating Lessons from I, Eye Guy”

Advice from Big Sisters To Help You in a Crisis

Two powerful giant eggs in a magic box sit quietly in a cave near Angel Grove. Rita knows these eggs contain “universal power,” but learns that only an innocent child can open the box containing the eggs. Rita’s solution = create a giant chicken… Continue Reading “Advice from Big Sisters To Help You in a Crisis”

2 Eye-Openers from the Flat Earth Theory

Last year a kid told me about his theory that the Earth is actually flat, not round. I laughed it off until I listened to a podcast on this very conspiracy theory a few weeks ago. It was then that I realized that this… Continue Reading “2 Eye-Openers from the Flat Earth Theory”

5 Ways Running a Marathon Teaches About Life

Back in 2012, I ran my first (and only, as of now) full marathon in Dallas, TX. For me, it wasn’t easy. I didn’t pay attention to my finishing time because I didn’t care. I just wanted to complete the run. I’m slow, but… Continue Reading “5 Ways Running a Marathon Teaches About Life”

3 Reminders from Survive (Rise Against)

Rise Against is a punk rock band with lyrics that cut deep and challenge the ways of modern society. They get pretty political from time to time, but they also dish out songs that save those lost souls out there. “Survive” is one of… Continue Reading “3 Reminders from Survive (Rise Against)”

Invasion Tips from The War of the Worlds (H.G. Wells)

H.G. Wells released his novel, The War of the Worlds in 1897. This is a science fiction book exploring what might happen if Martians invaded the earth. Over a hundred years after the publication of this novel, it still has the power to make… Continue Reading “Invasion Tips from The War of the Worlds (H.G. Wells)”

3 Insights from Never Cry Wolf that will Make You Think

Farley Mowat wrote Never Cry Wolf in the mid 20th century about his experience studying a small wolf pack. He was able to learn much about this misunderstood species in a time when wolves were greatly feared and seen as devils. This book opened… Continue Reading “3 Insights from Never Cry Wolf that will Make You Think”