Monday, May 2, 2016

Book Club: East of the Mountains

**WARNING: Contains some spoilers of David Guterson's books "The Other" and "East of the Mountains." **

Probably the most ironic thing about this month's read is that last month I gave up on a book because it was so depressing...and then this month, I decided to read a book about a man with terminally ill cancer who goes back to the area he grew up in with the intention of committing suicide.

Good one, Jess.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

April Playlist

Can you believe we're just a couple days away from May? It seems like the months are flying by, but I don't mind--I love a fresh new set of music to listen to (and pass along!). Here's a playlist of songs that have been filling my ears lately.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Creative Chat: Jon Daniels

It's time for another creative chat! This month's focus is sketching and drawing, and Jon Daniels has graciously agreed to let me throw a ton of questions at him. Jon is a very talented artist, as well as an art teacher, husband, pug daddy, and vegan, who just so happened to graduate from the same tiny high school I did--he just graduated with way more artistic talent!
1// First, can you introduce yourself?
I’ve been married to my wife and fellow art teacher for 6 years.  I’ve been teaching for 5.  I’m a pug daddy of two, Garth (7), Gertie (2).  I enjoy all things art related.  I love traveling to different places.  I’m a big fan of food.  Eating is probably what keeps me sane most nights after exhausting days at school!  A while back I happened upon a quote from the Dalai Lama.  Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.”  Since reading that quote, I have really tried to live my life that way.  I fail many times of course, but most importantly I keep trying.

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