The Legacy of A Life Online

The Legacy of A Life Online

Facebook has recently been gathering old posts from our early years on Facebook to share with us each day, and has given us the option to share these memories with our Facebook friends to look back on as well. Each day Facebook shows you all of your stories from the same date on different years. [...]

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Be Quiet, It’s Christmas

I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. -Elie Wiesel “It has gotten to a point where I am genuinely annoyed at everyone else's annoyance - be it social, [...]

Writing Prompt: The Ripples Left Behind

When I finally leave this world, hopefully after many years of wonderful life, I hope to leave behind a legacy that inspires others. I hope that everything from the pieces of writing that I have written, advice that I have given and any helpful actions that I have done will encourage people to venture out into the [...]

Vanishing Point

Vanishing Point

“He tied his boat off and started to climb the cliffs. He knew that no one had lived to tell what was behind the cloud, but still he climbed.” Finish the story. –WritingPrompts.Tumblr.com The cold winds whipped across the faces of the men as they rode their long canoe-like vessel, made from the tall Cedar [...]

Things I Have Learned From Blogging

Things I Have Learned From Blogging

Sometime in 2009 I sat down at a computer, created a Blogspot account and began publishing posts to the web. At the time, the recent economic downturn and cuts to higher education fueled the fire for Jasmine on the Issues, and then a couple of years later, my interest in telling stories led me to [...]

What is Nutritional Yeast?

What is Nutritional Yeast?

If you have no clue what nutritional yeast is, or you are a vegetarian curious about it, don’t worry. You’re definitely not the only one. I had a few people ask me about this already, and I took the time to answer someone on Tumblr the other day who asked me about nutritional yeast—here’s what [...]

Shenandoah Davis and Anthonie Tonnon

Shenandoah Davis and Anthonie Tonnon

I stumbled on to Shenandoah Davis and Anthonie Tonnon at the local coffee shop here in Fullerton. The duo displayed their beautiful voices at The Night Owl during the Fullerton Downtown Art Walk as part of The Night Owl's Fall Concert Series which highlights talented local artists every Friday and Saturday night. Davis draws her inspiration [...]

“B” is for Blogging

“B” is for Blogging

Writers of Kern Blogging Challenge (A-Z) When I was in architecture school, there was a class that focused on teaching us how to use this interesting new blogging platform called Tumblr. I had never blogged before, so when they told me that having a blog would help showcase your designs for potential employers and possibly [...]

Our Obsession with the Media

Our Obsession with the Media

As Published by Miss Millennia Magazine Picture this. A random person who you don’t know breaks into your house because you left the door open and they started watching your every move. They spend months on end reading your mail, watching you do mundane tasks and they somehow feel as though you both are best [...]

Writing Through Writer’s Block

Writing Through Writer’s Block

"Bad writers are bad because they stop too soon. In fact, let’s take a step back. The only quality, I think, that marks the writer as different from everyone else is simply an unwillingness to quit. Others give up when they learn writing is hard; the writer struggles on. When I sit down in front [...]