Encanto: The Miracle is You
Going beyond community expectations or individual-based achievement enables us to see differently, from a lens of merit to a lens of love. Love pierces through the veil of what we are for who we are.
Soul: Doing What You Love Won't Save You
We must fit our passions under another overarching narrative that can bear the weight of our deepest desires. The artwork cannot stand alone; it needs a frame.
Hercules: Finding Your Place
In a globalized, lonely world, we are all like Hercules. We all want to know where we belong. But is home in a place or a person?
WALL-E: Looking Past Appearances
Herein are two approaches to life: technology as an end or technology as a means to the end.
Practicing Presence Amid On-Demand Distraction
When was the last time you did something and didn’t try to upgrade the task by layering another activity on top of it?
Masks & The Mandalorian
What was once a symbol of power, control, and fear, is now a reminder of this man’s powerlessness, his lack of control, and his fearfulness of death.
Aladdin: What's a Street Rat Worth?
What's a street rat worth, and what makes his life worthwhile?
A Time for Poetry & Time for Poems
I read the words, but I don't read the poems, not really.
The Ordinary Pleasures of the Fine(r) Arts
After pulling my brushes from their toolbox, I begin, as always, with a simple outline in pencil.
Recovering Childlike Creativity
Most people do four things that keep them from creating and making.