The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places."There's something about World War I that get's people feeling a certain type of way. The grit and the grime. The hopelessness of the noxious gas, ravenous machine-guns, and relentless bombings. Momentary numbing of a stiff spirit or a crooked cigarette.It was during … Continue reading A Farewell to Arms…or Is It?
Isn't it wonderful how certain songs can trigger past moments of our lives? There are several moments when I was young that bring back warm memories. From the 80s saturated sounds of the 8-track my father had, to the hymns sung at my church, the living vibrations of sound were able to sway me with … Continue reading Musique: Vivid Reflections by James Isaac
There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it. -Sharon L. Alder Yesterday, I was chatting with my nine-year old cousin about what I enjoyed doing in my sparetime. Apparently writing and reading aren't on his top-five fun things to do … Continue reading A Blast From the Past: Bonding and Boredom
So, I'm definitely off to a slow start. Reading and watching content about making blogs sometimes does more bad than good. The volume of stuff out there about blogs makes it seem like an impossible feat to even maintain the energy to keep up with a blog. Not to mention all the other necessities of … Continue reading Slow Start
It was the product of a mind similar to his own, but enormously more powerful, more systematic, less fear-ridden. The best books, he perceived, are those that tell you what you know already." This is my second time reading through George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984, and it just keeps getting better. The griseous atmosphere that Orwell illustrates … Continue reading Fear & the Best Books: George Orwell’s “1984”
As you can see, I've been messing around with a lot of the thematic elements of WordPress that I've been learning about. The world of blogging is a vast one and there is a great deal of time, effort, and personalization that goes into a blog. Sometimes it can seem overwhelming. You think that your … Continue reading New Horizons
Good evening! Between the traveling, visiting with family, and structuring of my summer things have been hectic. Keeping busy (or at least the thought of it) has been key. Where to start —well currently I've set-up shop in the "Sunshine State" thanks to my wonderful family. As I search for jobs, I've been working on … Continue reading A Brief Introduction
Hello, my name is Shawn Fulmer and I am an aspiring editor and novelist. This blog is my first major attempt at creating a platform using digital literature and working on my voice as a writer. Topic-wise, I am interested in a slue of things including: literature, religion, spirituality, substance abuse, mental illness, and art, … Continue reading Beginnings Of My Blog