Friday, September 11, 2020

"Endless Hours" - Free Verse Poetry

Minutes pass... it feels like hours
Its dark, silent, alone

Sleep, a million miles
Fire inside my files.
Exsaughsted, yet awake 
Thoughts a stormy lake. 

Misunderstood I am
With a foot of spam
Think to much
Screaming at touch.

Endless hours
Few bring flowers
Tourchure by pain
Invisible chain.
.
.
.
Post sponcered by Serenity Links

Monday, August 24, 2020

Pokemon for Pain: Finding Joy in a New Community After CRPS Diagnosis

Sometimes when living in constant pain, it becomes necessary to find a distraction from it. That is why I got into Pokemon games, to begin with. But, it goes deeper than this. You see, I found community and connection in a common interest. 

When I think about the people that have entered my life because of Pokemon, I see people who live with determination. People like Real Breaking Nate who are breaking down the barriers of anxiety by creating content in the Pokemon community. He doesn't just open cards, but he openly shares his personal struggles and triumphs! When I found Real Breaking Nate, it came at a time that I needed his energy the most. 

As some may know already, I was hit by a car in May of 2018. It pretty much turned my whole life upsidedown. I ended up going through not only losing the chance to serve my church, but also a debilitating medical condition called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. (CRPS). Shortly after an entire summer of physical therapy and a nerve decompression surgery, I found Real Breaking Nate on YouTube. 

Really tho, I liked Pokemon from the time Pokemon Go came out. I found that the card came became one of the very few things I could still enjoy. I needed that so bad, and I still do. We all need something that lights our fire. 

When I realized that I could help someone across the globe have a better day because of my videos, it gave me a purpose to create them. It went beyond just a fun hobby to taking the time to comment and engage with an amazing community of people who are looking out for each other.

When someone tells me that my wheelchair photo inspired them to spend time getting to know other people who use similar adaptive tools, it made my efforts worthwhile. I made a difference in that person's life that started with Pokemon. There is a general message of tolerance by seeking to understand one another in the community. It's a life lesson that can be taken from Pokemon. 

I met another early return missionary because of the weekly game nights I was attending locally before the COVID shut down. This also happened because I like Pokemon, Dominion, Magic the Gathering, and many other visual strategy games. Meeting amazing people in my journey is incredible! There is a determination to do your best in the community too. 

Strategy and sportsmanship along with a social outlet that I can participate in from a wheelchair really makes me miss our local game nights. I met so many cool people including another wheelchair user with cerebral palsy. Don't let that fool you though, he is incredibly smart! 

This post sponsored by: Do you Tech blog

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Ah! An awsome audio book I have enjoyed durring the tough days with CRPS. I nearly finished the entire book in about a week. 

Lucy and Owen are traped in an eleator of an appartment building in New York when a summer heat wave caused a city wide blackout. With thier parrents out on buisness trips, Lucy and Owen weather the power outage together. 

Don't wory, for a Young Adult suposed romance novel, it's preaty cleen. Just kissing is all. I do really apreciate a love story that isn't all about sex and breaking rules. 

When Lucy's Dad secures a job overseas, and Owen's Dad is fired the two of them move farther and farther apart physicly. They find unique ways to comunicate throughout the book. It's really quite a cute love story. 

I "rented" the audio book for free from my local libraries website since they have been closed for quite soms time. 


This post was sponcered by logan remodeling pros

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Monster Trucks - Movie Review

Are you looking for the next movie to light up your screen on movie night? Problem solved! Monster Trucks is a fantastic mesh of cute creatures, trucks, and explosions of course. Jump in and make friends with the cuteness in this family-friendly silly film. 


This Post Sponsored by kitchen remodeling

Friday, July 10, 2020

A.X.L. - Movie Review (Netflix)

A Si-fi Movie that's rated PG? Nah, that's unheard of 2020!

Let's talk about one of the greatest science fiction movies I've seen. A.X.L. is a complete artificially intelligent robot dog. It becomes friends with a couple of young high school kids and it becomes a companion to them forming a bond between dog and the owner just as if it were a real dog they had rescued. 

But, when the true purpose behind the A.X.L. is revealed, the story becomes even more twisty.


This post made possible by Logan Remodeling Pros

Sunday, June 28, 2020

6 Authors and Works that Uphold Traditional Christian Values

I love audiobooks, but recently, I have run into a big problem! Adult books are absolute TRASH on so many levels from being horrible in language to sexually suggestive or having slow-moving plots. I have decided that most fiction that is written for adult audiences is totally not written with Christain values in mind.

Now, this is not to suggest that you shouldn't introduce controversial topics in books at all, just that I appreciate it when an author writes about mental health with dignity. I also enjoy an author that carefully cuts out the cuss words. And for the love of all, keep sex in its place, not on the pages. When it came to things like Ender's Game, the story is good, but there is entirely too much cussing in it for my liking.

Getting into it, this is my list of tried and true beloved Authors or stand-alone works that do uphold good Christain values.

1) Brandon Mull:
A Latter-Day Saint Author from Utah that writes Juvenal and Young Adult Fiction. His most popular work is the five-book Fablehaven series. The first book he published was the Candy Shop War through Deseret Book. His newest series Dragonwatch is a continuation of the best selling Fablehaven series. Beyonders is a Young Adult fiction series that follows a land with royalty and mythical creatures as well as some pretty interesting choices of villains. Five Kingdoms is another of his teen fiction series.

Brandon's hit series Fablehaven follows two kids Kendra and Seth into a stay with their grandparents who live on a preserve for magical creatures. Each book has a different preserve that they visit together in it. From magical items and battles to save Fablehaven, Kendra and Seth discover special powers such as being able to see in the dark, recharge magical objects or repel magical fear. Dragonwatch focuses on the dragon sanctuaries within the Knights of Dawn as well as introduces some more of the cousins as new characters.

2) Richard Paul Evens: Michel Vey Serries
He is most commonly known for the Michel Vey series about a group of kids who were all in an experiment involving electricity. Michel and the kids each gained a unique electric superpower as a result of the experiments. I have to say that as a dyslexic reader, I rarely read a full book in the span of a few days, but, I read the first book in just a few days and I was hungry for each release that followed. Now the full seven-book series is out. Michel is chasing down Hatch, the villain of the series who is out to kidnap and control every electric kid in the world and then use them as his own personal weapons. He first finds out that other kids have electric powers when he meets Taylor, a cheerleader at his high school who can reboot someone's brain. I really love most of all that the series is written in first person from Michel's perspective.

3) Heroes of Olympus
It's funny but I actualy like this serries better than Percy Jackson. A giant michanical dragon might have something to do with my opinion on this one though. Camp Half-Blood summer camp and Demi God powers are sure to keep you turning pages. 

4) Being Sixteen by Ally Condie
Based on her true story about the Author's sister who suffered from Anorexia Bulimia, this book tells the story from Alison's perspective and a few fictional elements. While the book is technically considered to be a work of fiction, everything she writes about the eating disorder her sister had is true. This book was truly a hidden gem from the library that I found a while ago.

5) By Your Side by Kasie West 
When a girl with anxighty is locked in the library for the weekend she never expected to find a mysterious guy from her school hunkered down there. The two foster a relationship between his backstorry and her anxighty. The book is a real page turner! 

6) Shyelle - Rise of the Dragon Kingdoms by Amanda Evergreen

Did you really think I wasn't going to put my own book on the list? It deserves an unofficial entry at least. And since it is my work, I cheated a little by just giving you the synopsis from the back of the book because I could. You can read more about the author information from the link.



A legend written nearly 2,000 years ago holding power to strengthen the good and punish the bad is about to be fulfilled when four siblings accidentally transport themselves into a world billions of light-years away from home. Kirsten and Crystal are fraternal twins. Together with their two brothers, Alex and Jimmy the four are faced with frightening reality. The only way to return home is to break the ancient magical force field created by the worst Dragon ruler Shyelle has ever seen, the Fire King Ezieken.

In the process of fighting against Ezieken’s binding magic, the four siblings meet Uziel, the Dragon King of the Ice Kingdom. While with Uziel they see that Ezieken is on a mission to rule the entire universe in rampaging brutality. Alien and with hope quickly fading the Esperson siblings must either band together to save the world as we know it or an entire world will be wiped from existence.

But wait! There's one more twist, while each character has a unique Shyelian gift, each also possesses a disability. Some physically challenged and some mentally challenged, the group will struggle to accept and support each other through their weaknesses. Kirsten, the main character from which perspective the Novel is told from suffers from Dyslexia, ADHD, and Anxiety.

This post is made possible by: Logan Massage! Thanks so much!