[Re:framed] Who is Our Audience?

Today in class, my English teacher made us write three letters giving bad news to three different audiences. The topic I chose was receiving an F on a project for school, which resulted in an F in the class. The three audiences were had were: one of our parents, our best friend, and a missing sock or empty grapevine. It got me thinking how we actually react so differently to different people.

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[Music Monday] Coyotes in Central Park

I first heard the song “Coyotes” when I was watching a dance video from Barom Yu, a member of the K-pop group C-Clown. In a live performance, he mentioned that he wrote the song when he heard of news about a coyote spotted in Central Park. When I first heard the beginning of the song it was something I hadn’t heard form Jason Mraz. He showed a different side to his music than his popular songs, a darker side.

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[Re:Framed] Unknown Unknowns

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Recently, there was a required reading for my English class talking about Anosognosia and “Unknown Unknowns.” It was a blog post written by my English teacher, “Anosognosia: The Word School Leaders, Innovators, and Reformers Must Learn.” The post was based off of an article written by Errol Morris on The New York Times.  The overall idea is that there are certain things we know, certain things we know we don’t know, and certain things that we don’t know we don’t know. Well, what does that have anything to do with us?

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[Music Monday] Fist Pump for Jesus!

Breadsticks recently showed me a song from an 8tracks playlist called “Fist Pump for Jesus!” Yes, fist pump for Jesus. After I heard it, the upbeat track had been stuck in my head all day long. I can’t stop myself from singing along with the catchy chorus. Many people believe that worship music at church tends to be the “Hallelujah! Praaaiiisseee the Lord!” choir, but I have found varieties from hip hop, rap, rock, and now, electronic pop.

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[Re:Framed] The Beauty of a Promise

Recently, a friend of mine wrote a blog post about broken promises. She included great points about how breaking promises, no matter how small, amounts to some loss in trust. The problem is not always what is promised, but the promise itself. My pastor has also constantly drilled into our heads the importance of our promises. He told us that he will always try to make us stay true to them. The fact that he said that has really made me scared to say I’ll do anything. Promises are so easily broken with no apparent consequences, so people tend to undervalue what they are actually saying.

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Living in the Navajo Nation

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This past summer I had the privilege of being able to visit the Navajo Nation in northeast Arizona. Not only did I create wonderful memories, I was able to try to venture out of my comfort zone by being away from my family for 10 days. Although it occurred months ago, I was never able to publicly document it until now. Someone once told me, “If you don’t document and share it, it didn’t happen.”

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