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What It's Like to Be Me

Lately, I've been working on a story that involves outer space. Don't ask what it is about because I am not going to tell you... Not yet anyway! Tonight during our writer's meeting, one of our members said to me "I wonder what it's like being you." For a minute I thought: 'What a nice compliment!' Then I thought: 'What IS it like being me?' I've only met her at least four times, so she doesn't know much about me except that I write fiction. When she said that, my mind began racing, taking me through a sort of drive-thru of my life and all the things that I've done and been for the past 28 years. I've recently gotten to know this new side of myself as a writer, which is interesting because I've been writing for a long time. Not whole books or anything, but I have been writing. This "new" side of me is something I've not tapped into for a while because of my internship in DC and my current job search. But going…

The Case for Christ: My Movie Review

I went to the movies tonight to see The Case for Christ, the story of author Lee Strobel's journey from atheism to faith in Christ. There was so much hype about the recent new release movie The Shack, which was also based on a best-selling book (fiction). What I want to know is why so much hype about that and not the movie I just saw? I guess a movie about evidence based on facts isn't that exciting (facts can be boring. Not to me though). His story isn't fictional, so maybe people just want to watch something that makes them feel good like The Shack. I haven't seen it and probably won't, so I don't know. The more I read and listen, the more I think I am becoming the intellectual type (without the big head), so a movie like this really appeals to me. As a real story about a real man, I think this film should be hyped more than movies like The Shack. Perhaps it is because The Shack novel was published only a few years ago, whereas Strobel's book wasn't.…