Originally published in Upwrite Magazine (www.upwritemag.com)
There are rustlings. The masses are growing suspicious, and reporters are sniffing out a new trend on the pop-psychology front. If you type the terms “introvert” or “extrovert” into the search bar at the top of any of the East coast, cerebral magazine websites, you’ll find a small smattering of articles pushing back against the tidal wave of personality info t...
As soon as I walk out on the porch, I know that we’ve killed all the plants. I’ve always wished to be a green thumb. When we moved to our apartment in St. Paul, it seemed that the porches on the front of the old buildings were meant to have blooms and ferns pressing against the screens or trailing out over the porch railings. I still think that—it’s a shame to let a good porch go to waste and leave it bare.
Are you with me?? We all have them. Sometimes for no good reason. Lucky for me, I'm on the up and up and making my way to clearer skies, so I have a hearty dose of advice and know-how to shell out. Strap your seatbelt on, and grab your Diet Coke. You're going to be okay.
What do you hear?
Thick, static surface of water,
palm down, tiny lanterns in air,
steady gloaming over the shallows.
Siren call, vine sprawl of hair,
beauties the color of dark hinterland.
This is the roaring of past hours,
quintessential pull to immerse in play-by-play
of extinct solace, the chroma
of water and sleep and a warm porch
with the blush glow of a lamp inside.
A job description is generally a helpful explanation about what a position will entail. However, we all know that every career has its quirks and every new job has its surprises. If every single detail were included within the job listing, we’d have entire manuals to read before sending in resumes. If you’re artistic, computer savvy and a self-starter, you probably already know a career in graphic design is up your alley. But how can you know what the job is really like if you can’t get an inside look?
There are rustlings. The masses are growing suspicious, and reporters are sniffing out a new trend on the pop-psychology front. If you type the terms "introvert" or "extrovert" into the search bar at the top of any of the east coast, cerebral magazine websites, you’ll find a small smattering of articles pushing back against the tidal wave of personality info that has saturated our screens and selves over the last five years.
Now that you’re invested in the world of design, you’re well aware of the various specialties that exist under the umbrella of graphic design. Part of developing as a designer is exploring these different arenas in hopes of finding an area you’re interested in pursuing long term. Logo design is an area of expertise that will always be important
Rarely do we come upon the wide-open space of January without the temptation to slump steadily into the mid-winter doldrums. We cling to our stale morning routines—skipped alarm, light roast, a bit of pallid eye shadow—as we rush off in the cold to work. But the New Year is certainly a call to more—a summons from our most feeble of patterns. The start of the calendar year is key: brilliant and vital, it flourishes with potential for growth and opportunity to test our regimens.
Whether you love late-night shopping from the comfort of your own bed or you’re considering building your own website, it’s helpful to know about responsive versus adaptive design. Studies show that 58 percent of American adults own a smartphone and 42 percent own a tablet computer. Chances are good that you’ve been using one of these devices to browse the Internet. You may have noticed recently that many websites have started seamlessly converting content to provide a better user experience based on the specific device you’re using.
She colors vivid, her lands are foreign. She sees what needs to heal, invites chance in exchange for battalions that stir and alter a universe. She colors reverie, paints mural after mural before dust can settle and stick—muddle what might glory at the edge...
It happens more often than I’d like to admit. I let them run wild. My thoughts: like a row of televisions I can’t turn off. The rushings of crows above the cathedral, the perpetual skitter of dead leaves over cobblestones in the alley behind my home. More often than naught, the darkest ones are less turbulent but even further distorted: stealthy, hidden amidst and tucked behind one another, so their falsehood is concealed, and I am swindled into exchanging lies for truth.
As a human resources (HR) professional, hiring employees is a staple of the job. Not only are you great with people, but you make sound decisions and you’re an excellent problem solver. This is why your superiors trust you to play a role in making critical decisions on behalf of the company — such as who to hire.
In a real, dark night of the soul, it is always three o’clock in the morning. – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Billow bright, our faces flung open—Cracked from the top down for a pair of words; A ditch full of grace, caked in worlds, sloughing off mortification in a curious smack of soul.
Jessica Honneger, visionary and founder of Noonday Collection, dreams big dreams about what God can do globally with a faithful few. Since 2010, Noonday Collection has evolved from a trunk show fundraiser of hand-crafted jewelry by artisans in Uganda to a worldwide movement creating jobs and opportunities in vulnerable communities in thirteen countries-- a testament to the eternal significance of the dreams and gifts God plants in our hearts.