The Unused Mug

The Unused Mug

I refuse to use the grey mug sitting in the corner of the room. I glance over in its direction and watch it staring at me with its handle pompously held out and elevated to resemble a dramatic stance from a person who has their hand on their hip. At first, I felt as though [...]

Sitting Down To Write: My Thoughts On My Second Year Of #OctPoWriMo

Sitting Down To Write: My Thoughts On My Second Year Of #OctPoWriMo

It’s an encouraging starting point, a way to help you organize, and an inspiring task crafted to lure the average writer out to do what they love best—write.

#OctPoWriMo: Oct 2nd & 3rd

#OctPoWriMo: Oct 2nd & 3rd

I first learned about God, the Spirit, and his Son through the Church, But only understood Him and all His ways because of you. You represent what the beating heart of religion truly is, And I do my best to live my life taking from your cue.

#OctPoWriMo: Rose Bushes

#OctPoWriMo: Rose Bushes

Taking on the poetry challenge, #OctPoWriMo again. Here's the first poem: Rose Bushes.

Celebrating Rejection

Celebrating Rejection

In the beginning, my sighs of disappointment lasted longer as they lingered over every word that was sent to me by panels of judges, esteemed publishers, and fellow writers. However, over time I would dwell less on the rejection and look forward to the next opportunity to submit a revised and polished version of my work again.

For The Love Of The Interview

For The Love Of The Interview

would also come to fall in love with real journalism and the sitting down for interviews with some fantastic people, and I would continue working as a writer and journalist for the love of the interview.

An Essay For Your Thoughts

An Essay For Your Thoughts

The conversation of rich words is better digested after being presented on paper, and so I continue consuming chats and discussions through the act of writing.

It Was Enough

It Was Enough

My blog wasn’t always updated regularly, and I was getting called out on it. However, I appreciated that my friend was concerned about me taking the time to write.

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 [...]

The Mean and Opinionated Writer

The Mean and Opinionated Writer

I was cornered the other day by one of my weekly blog readers who had pointed out my very opinionated style of writing. I responded, with what I thought was the obvious, and mentioned that it was a blog and not some national or world news organization that was solely there to present unbiased facts. [...]