The Blue Castle Book Review

In one of the early chapters of L.M. Montgomery’s,  The Blue Castle, there is following quote:

“Fear is the original sin” Wrote John Foster “Almost all evil in the world has it’s origin in the fact that someone is afraid of something. It is a cold, slimy serpent coiling about you. It is horrible to live with fear; and it is all things degrading”.

Valancy Stirling is 29, single and still living at home with her domineering mother and unforgiving aunt. She has been a good girl her entire life, following the rules and the very narrow path that has been placed before her. Then she receives a letter and decided to take charge of her life. Her family thinks that she has gone mad, but she is actually changing the course of her life and opening herself up to new possibilities.

This book is nothing short of amazing. I understood Valancy immediately. I knew what her life is like with her well meaning, but ultimately emotionally destructive family. Her journey is an inspiration to all of us who feel trapped within our own fears and insecurities.  By breaking free, Valancy finds the happiness that she is longing for.

We all have scars from our past and insecurities that hold us back. But we if can break free, like Valancy, then maybe we all can find what make us truly happy.

I recommend this book.



Another Week

This week marks a full month of unemployment.

Looking back, I can see that the it was meant to be. Does that mean that it is easy to be unemployed or that it doesn’t hurt? No.

I believe in the duality of hard work and fate. Are certain things meant to be? Absolutely. But I also know that it takes hard work to reach our goals in life.

I fully believe that my hard work will pay off and I will soon have a job that fulfills all of my needs. I trust that my creator has my back and will guide me to this job. But I also know that I need to the work and send out my resume.

This past month has been a difficult one.  I’ve been through enough to understand that there are good times in life and bad times in life for a reason. Whatever my path is, I know  that I have to trust that there is a purpose to my current state of  unemployment and another week of unemployment opens the door to professional possibilities presently unknown to me.


Now what are you going to do?

Hamas has all but admitted to shooting rockets into Israel from heavily populated civilian areas.

Now that the truth is out, I wonder what the world press and the UN will do?

Will they follow the business as usual path and ignore the facts?

Or will they what is right and honorable? Will we be seeing apologies from the world press and the UN? Will the UN revoke the accusations of war crime and human rights violations against Israel? Will they finally pull their heads out from their asses and finally take away the billions of dollars that Hamas receives in international aid that goes to building bombs and tunnels instead of homes, schools and hospitals?

World, you have the facts in front of you. Now what are you going to do?

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