Pollyanna


Pollyanna

noun

1.an excessively or blindly optimistic person.

adjective

2.(often lowercase). Also, Pollyannaish. unreasonably or illogically optimistic:

Not long ago a well-known singer (Bono) commented in an interview wondering, “why so many themes found prominently in the Psalms—like hubris, rage, tears, searching—are missing in modern Christian music.” 

I saw his comment after it was posted on Facebook as well as another comment that I had to smile about that came after it that said, “Clearly he has a very narrow song list.”

How very true. Continue reading

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WinGate Update, April 2, 2015


Hello everyone,

In an effort to not have flat characters in my first book. I have spent a lot of time thinking over as many aspects of who each person is. In many cases I have a “back story” floating around in my mind. One such person is Megan Verity Becker, a former captain in the US Army, veteran of Iraq, single mother with a young son Johnny. Megan came from a military family that was, shall we say. Had a “form of life” but was devoid of the true reality of it.

Being interested in Archeology at an early age. And inspired by what she saw overseas, Megan pursued her new carrier. Enjoying the solitude that came with it. It became her escape from confronting the parts of her family life she would prefer never to see again.

To build Megan’s character, I have drawn on the music artist Plumb, AKA Tiffany Arbuckle Lee. And her latest album, Need You Now. The strong emotional outpouring in many of her songs became the emotional pattern I used to build Megan Becker.

I have included a video for her title song, Need You Now for you to get an idea of the emotion Megan carries within her.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGIumjD6I3M  (cut & paste this URL if it does not open.)

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