“Children are entitled…to be reared by a father and a mother…” Given current trends in how society thinks and what some have made into laws, I’d like to clarify my thoughts on adoption. Adoption ought to be a wonderful thing.  It helps ease the inevitable imperfection of life that not all children have loving parents.  Some have […]

I thought I’d give a few of my own thoughts on the matter. Before around September 2014 I never would have considered waiting for anyone.  After a rather interesting (but probably completely predictable) series of events, I will admit that’s it’s possible for a reasonable appeal for waiting to exist.   I still think you shouldn’t wait […]

“I hope they call me on a mission.” Recently I turned in my papers to serve a full time LDS mission.  This means I registered with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to leave and visit a certain area, assigned by Church authorities, for two years.  During that time I will give service […]

I never thought this would happen to me. A few days ago, I was enjoying art a little more than I usually do and I got really torn up about the whole Concept Art thing.  I grew really jealous of the artists I was admiring and kept thinking to myself “Wow, that’s amazing.  I’ll never […]

Recently I read a novel for my persuasive writing class at BYU called In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto (written by Michael Pollan).  While I probably wouldn’t have bought it myself to read just based on the cover, I did find it rather interesting.  The main point of the book is to convince the reader […]

I hate being a connoisseur of what I can’t replicate. I love concept art.  As far as animation goes, which is a pretty cool thing in the first place, I’m interested most in the very beginning and the very end – the visual development and character design and the final rendered pristine high definition movie. […]

“Help is there, all you have to do is ask for it.” This is what one of the people in my old ward said after he helped me move out.  I hadn’t asked him or anyone else to assist me; he had seen me moving boxes and offered to aid me of his own accord. […]

And you wonder why we boys do it so much… I tell you why.  There are three main reasons that I show off; I don’t know if I speak for all other boys though. The first is to get attention.  Who doesn’t like attention?  I like attention so much, I am willing to do crazy […]

Sometimes, I feel emotions that have nothing to do with my environment.  I feel unconditionally and irrationally sad or happy or frustrated or afraid or excited.  Like right now. I took three tests today, two of which were finals, and didn’t do spectacularly on any of them. Because I spent the day studying by myself, […]

The most admirable quality of a man is his self control. The most admirable quality of a woman is her honesty. Men and women are different from each other, so I’m going to judge them differently.  In each there are a number of traits such as friendliness, leadership capabilities, charity, and protectiveness, some which may […]