Night has fallen on the mountaintop. The stars dazzle-gleam tauntingly As I stretch to hold them As I ascend into the heavens And fall back, Cowering in the pregnant gloom, Waiting for the blow Which will send me hurtling Back into the foothills...
Author: Avery Now
Song Draft: Nightfall on the Mountaintop
Enjoy the Daniel Now version of my latest poem.
Ice Cream Shop Antics
Beware of the "O," Tip Baby, If You Give a Bulldog Ice Cream, and The Rollerblading Minstrel
A Liturgy for the Wronged
The line between venting and gossip Is too fine for my rage-blinded eyes to perceive. The dam which stems the bitter flood Of careless words is cracking.
Ice Cream Edification
Even in my "desert" of a summer, there has been scatterings of refreshment. It seems that the Lord handpicked an assortment of customers, as unbelievable as characters straight out of a Dickens novel, to hammer home truths through humor.
7 Things I Learned as a 17-Year-Old Spanish Teacher
You don't know if you like something before you try it. Why is it then, that prospective teachers commit to months of training before stepping foot into a classroom? With no pay, mounting student bills, and a tsunami of insecurity due to inexperience, no wonder so many student teachers quickly change their major! It's quite disheartening. Especially to a new highschool senior faced with the daily questions, "So you want to be a teacher? Are you sure? Are you good at teaching? Do you like it? You know teachers don't make any money, right?" My teaching career was nearly finished before it started. But then the phone call came.
Beauty Under a Bushel
"When it comes to the treatment of heavenly treasures, we ought to make children our models"
O! How Thy Worth, Magnesium, I Sing!
"Eat thou magnesium this very day!"
"Regret is the precursor to redemption."
I am not merely a prospective. I breathe in the present!