The Real War on Drugs
November 7, 2014


     This argument has nothing to do with medical marijuana, the decriminalization of Americans, or the economic benefits of legalizing illicit drugs.  Nor is it concerning the negative effects of marijuana, the consumption of recreational drugs, or the exploitation of drugs among minors.  Discussing those points hardly brings about resolution.  We have subsequently omitted the most fundamental argument: liberty.  The war isn’t over drugs; it’s over our rights as citizens of the United States. 
Has Feminism Gone Too Far?
November 3, 2014

     In my college writing class, we were asked to read and comment on Judy Brady's "I Want a Wife."  This article was written and released to the public in early 1970s at the height of the feminist movement.  My response was this:

     Although I agree that men and women are equal, it’s my opinion that Judy Brady went a little over the top in her article, “I Want a Wife.”  Approaching a political movement usually presents itself with two extreme sides: those who don’t care enough and those who care too much.  Radical feminist tend to blur the lines between genders.  Fact is, men and women are genetically different.  Unfortunately, Brady stereotypes men as lazy and selfish.  However, the byproduct of extreme feminism essentially encourages men to become lazy! 
7 Things I Learned About Art
Featuring Commentary from Designer, Emily Rose Scott
January 31, 2014 || Updated: February 1, 2014


Hello readers!  As you can tell (from the boxes full of text), my good friend and role model—Emily Rose Scott has taken the time to give her feedback and expertise on each point! Emily is in her fourth year studying visual communications at Seattle Pacific University. Currently, she has plans to become an art therapist and continue to serve God through art and design! I’m honored that she would allow me to share with you her Godly perspective as a fellow believer in Jesus Christ. Having her evaluation has made me think more outside the box, reconsider some things, and helped me understand art on a deeper level. I hope you will appreciate her commentary as much as I do!

1. Art glorifies God.                       
This is my first point because it is the most important point.  Since we are made in His likeness, we are creative beings.  I am in awe of the amazing ability God has granted humankind to create.  Art is not just for our enjoyment, but for His!  Often times, I feel closest to God when I’m using my gifts to make something new.  Like music is a form of worship for some, art is a form of worship for others.  Each one is special in its own way.  

I love this one (duh) haha. My identity as an artist is rested in the fact that I was created first. I created because I serve a God who has an eye for beauty. I seek to glorify Him through all of my work whether it is a painting I feel inspired to create or a logo for a client.