The Sadness Channel

  By G.P. Avants I am not sure if I have ever shared the fact that I am a high school teacher. I am one of those crazy creative English teachers who has a hard time following the prescribed way of doing things.  I am not a outright rule breaker, I just have to do…

Tips for Writers: Are You a Vulcan or a Klingon? | Mitch Teemley

“Words, words, words.” ~Hamlet Whether you are a prosaic get-to-the-point communicator or a wild and wooly wordsmith, you’ll be a better writer if you tap both sides of your brain: The accurate, logical, pragmatic Latinate side, and the The intuitive, musical, sensory Anglo Saxon side Or, if you will, the Vulcan side and the Klingon……

Never Get Full of Phil

  By G.P. Avants A few months ago my wife and I discovered a lot of really great shows on Netlix.  Since we both want to travel and trying different cultural dishes, we found show that blended both well. It’s called, “Somebody Feed Phil.” What a simple, personal journey that one man has to discover great…

It’s The Red, White, & Blue, Charlie Brown

  By G. P. Avants   Charlie Brown & Linus are in school. The teacher, Ms. Othmar, asks students to stand for the flag salute. A number of  students won’t. Linus feels compelled the  give his class a little American history.   Ms. Othmar: Waa, waaaa, Waa, wa. Waaaaa. (There is a rustle in the…

You Got…Personality 

By G. P Avants   I teach a high school course called, “Media Communications”. It is a class that allows students to get skills to apply for business or start their own to online venture. Not everyone is college bound. There are so many great careers that require little or no college courses. So, I…

The Lost (& Found) in Space

    By G.P. Avants   Have you ever felt like you are all alone in cosmos? The concept is called “cosmic loneliness”. Some in a crowded room or a huge noisy family, have actually experienced isolation or not feeling like they connect with anyone. In whatever space you are, you have feel lost, alone,…

Miles of Great Expectations

  By G.P. Avants Sitting back in the theater I wasn’t sure what to expect from Sony’s Spiderman into the Spiderverse. It looked great from the outside, but it was a whole different experience once the lights went out. I knew something original and unique was about to transpire when everything about the opening credits…