Photo by Cristofer Jeschke on Unsplash When last we considered Mr. Jackman, I proposed that the phrase "you cannot be afraid" in the song "Come Alive" could have been reworded to say "you may not be afraid", not to deny permission but rather to say "perhaps you are not afraid." I have known some fearless people. For instance, … Continue reading Hugh Jackman Told Me I Cannot Be Afraid – Part 2
I first learned of the Insecure Writer's Support Group eons ago. Being both a writer and insecure, I thought I'd fit in perfectly. However, I never took the step to commit, for whatever reason. (Truly. I have no idea what my reasoning was at the time.) But that's changing as of this month! October's question … Continue reading Insecure Writer’s Support Group: October
Photo by Melanie Wasser on Unsplash The Greatest Showman has an amazing soundtrack, with eleven gut-wrenching tunes performed by voices incomparable in many ways. The shiniest gem for me is "Come Alive", in which Hugh Jackman delivers the command that "you cannot be afraid." I love me some Hugh Jackman. I've been a huge fan of his since The … Continue reading Hugh Jackman Told Me I Cannot Be Afraid – Part 1
Photo by Jonathan Chng on Unsplash When it comes to goals, I'm like the seed that fell along the path and got taken away by birds in Matthew 13: I get all excited about them, and then other distractions carry me away from my pursuit. I don't consider myself easily distracted so much as difficult to focus. Once … Continue reading The Truth About False Starts
Photo by Artem Bali on Unsplash Recently, my knees have been bothering me. Tired of "dealing with it," I did some cursory searching online to see what the cause could be. I was pleased to see that most of the results did not conclude with "if untreated, you may die a terrible death in two months and have … Continue reading The Lost Writing Exercise: Stretching
Photo obtained at Split Shire. Welcome to Scribbler in the Sand! I'm so excited to have you here. Seriously, I get a little blurp feeling in my squishy little abdomen when I think about how I might encourage, uplift, or otherwise entertain you today. You may call me Lauren. I have lived over three decades. My prince … Continue reading To Begin With, Welcome!