Philosophical Musings

What drives a person to create, or, moreover, to not create? Do we not all possess a certain motivation, a certain inkling inside ourselves to somehow prove that we were here? Do we not all desire to leave a little something behind, some creative endeavor that demonstrates who we were? How is it possible thatContinue reading “Philosophical Musings”

In a Perfect World

Lately, I’ve been writing articles about art and history because those are the topics I am interested in. I like to pretend that I am living in a normal world, so writing such articles is my way of pretending that the world is completely sane. Deep down, my soul is screaming that I am deludingContinue reading “In a Perfect World”

Victor Hugo and The Gothic Age

When the time came for Victor Hugo to be born (1802), most of Europe’s cathedrals were falling into grave disrepair. Unlike man, cathedrals do not have a voice of their own, and no one was speaking for the aging gothic buildings. By the early 1800s, many cathedrals fell out of favor, became forgotten, and wereContinue reading “Victor Hugo and The Gothic Age”

Caspar David Friedrich

Everyone has their favorite artist, some artist that they connect to in their heart. Some people adore Monet for his colors, some love Van Gogh for his vitality, and some might love Picasso just because they know of no other artist. For myself, it is Caspar David Friedrich whom I fell for because I amContinue reading “Caspar David Friedrich”

Welcome to Miami

No, not that one. This one: Welcome to Miami…Arizona. This is what Miami looks like when it lives in the desert. There is a “river” there, but no beach. I put “river” in quotations because it’s usually dry. Well, I say it’s “usually” dry, but it hasn’t been dry lately, but I’m getting ahead ofContinue reading “Welcome to Miami”

Time Tripping

I have always been an avid traveler, but I haven’t really gone anywhere since the pandemic began. Instead, I have been hanging out at home and reading my many travel journals. I usually tended to travel alone, so I got in the habit of bringing along a journal to keep myself company. This here isContinue reading “Time Tripping”

Wisconsin Has Always Been Like This

At least, that’s how I remember it. I had zero plans to write anything of this, but I am originally a “Wisconsinite,” so my inside knowledge compels me to say something. The news has not been putting my home state in a favorable light these days, and in my eyes, it’s been a long timeContinue reading “Wisconsin Has Always Been Like This”