Music Has Power

For my Advanced Composition course, we have been working on a 10-page research paper. To go along with this paper, we had to condense the main points and create a powerpoint presentation to present these points. I chose the topic of Music for my paper/presentation. I am very proud of how this presentation turned out and have decided to share it with you here. Oh, yes I did receive an A. I will share my final paper after it is complete.



I’m a genius of Self-deprecating art

This is a re-write on an older poem I wrote and posted. It just did not fit my level what I could actually do but I loved the concept of the poem itself. How raw it is in connecting with inner feelings. How the suggestion of being self-aware burns deep within all of us. How change can come when needed most if you have an open mind. I love the re-write and hope you do too.


It’s so easy to have self-doubts.
When you’re alone and lonely,
All those negative emotions,
Just seem to find a way out.

The human soul’s such a fragile thing.
Each new experience that comes to pass,
Leaves fragmented pieces scattered about.
It’s pure luck if we get through it without uncoiling.

I am an outsider here.
In this world of delusions,
Happy to stand out yet longing to fit in.
Somehow knowing I would rather, I just disappear.

I realize I’ve built a wall and stood behind it.
Only harming myself as in the mirror I stare,
My demons come from within.
To a new way of thinking I will commit.

For I am my own creator.
The master of my puppet strings.
I have the power to conquer.
To make a masterpiece as the illustrator.

As I learn to control my own mind,
It’s hard to face the truth, all the years of worry,
I’m a genius of Self-deprecating art.
From that career, I am now resigned.

I have stopped the negative emotions.
Slammed the breaks on hard, skidded to a jerking halt.
Reset the destination for life to really start.
I have now earned those promotions.

#Paraoke Contest 2018 – Rose Colored Boy

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My daughter’s current favorite band is Paramore. So 2 days ago when Hayley Williams announced there would be a #Paraoke contest to win tickets to one of her live shows and/or other prizes, my daughter went wild.



As you can imagine, with a teen in the house, this has been the only topic of discussion for the past 2 days. I am always willing to support my children’s dreams and aspirations. Therefore, I was right there ready willing and able to help her make a video to enter this contest. A mother I may be, but, a cameraman I am not. I think it turned out great. However, I will let you decide.

It would be totally awesome if you all left a comment below letting her know how you think she did. Them Ramen Noodles sure do give her a lot of energy. LOL



In the spirit of competition, I will also be sharing a few of the other videos from this contest. These are the ones so far that, aside from my daughter’s, were imaginative, creative, fun, energetic, or just plain entertaining. There are a lot of great videos that have been made for this contest. I have chosen to try not to include the ones where the person is just singing or lip sinking. And of course, I cannot share them all here.  I think the band is going to have a hard time choosing which one will win. ENJOY!






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