Fearless Faith and fear may be opposed, but the two are not opposites. Do not be deceived. For faith is brighter, is stronger, is vaster, than pinched-up, fist-clenched, pitiable fear. —M.M. Watercolor by Maria Raczynska. Watch a video of it being painted here. More poetry by M.M. here.
Credit: www.glogster.com Ryan’s Courage Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee withersoever thou goest. —Joshua 1:9 “I am sorry that your father could not come to say goodbye. It would arouse the Russians’ suspicions if he... Continue Reading →
On the Eve of Getting Older On the eve of getting older, I’m feeling unprepared. It’s not that I am frightened, Or even that I’m scared. For what’s another day? Another time? Another place? Another measly moment Living in this place? I do not have the answer, But Apprehension sits, Gnawing... Continue Reading →
If I say the word ‘calculus’, most people I know disappear behind a mental shield as if to say, “Ahhhh! Confusing word! Don’t hurt me!” but calculus really isn’t that scary. Silly waves of arithmophobia can be easily overcome with some simple explanations. As Hermione once said, “Fear of a name only increases fear of... Continue Reading →
The parapets were well-equipped, The battlements safe-guarded, The walls of this sage citadel, Prepared to be bombarded. The ballistae and catapults, Were primed to make their mark, The tower keep surveyed the deep, A sentinel of dark. Yet no vigil, howe’er sharp, Absorbs entirely. Still they believed they were prepared To thwart the... Continue Reading →