I get lots of questions about my background, how the blog got started, and where its going, so I decided to use this first video to talk about all that! This was a test run to learn to use the tech and get comfortable with it, so, it’s a little rough but it’s a start!
Please consider donating to the Why Animals Do The Thing Patreon! The current funding goal is a go-pro so that I can take y’all out with me to look at animals and talk about them instead of sitting indoors and talking about animals that aren’t actually present.
A huge thanks to @neofeliis for the editing and endless patience.
Nathaniel is Iris’ hidden lover. He works as a waiter at a Smoothie Bar where the 3 girls like to chill. Doug is Nathaniel’s best friend and a videoblog-nerd lolirock fan. Missy is in love with Nathaniel too and therfore arises as Iris’ rival. Aunt Ellen is Iris’ only parental figure since she doesn’t know her real parents until…
There’s a book by Paul Arden that I have always been captivated by, because it emphasized that it’s not about how good you are, but rather how good you want to be.
One of the lines in it has stuck with me ever since the first time I read it. It says, “you don’t have to be creative to be creative.” It’s a line I have related to specially in my bleakest days in 2016, when I needed to feel like someone else had felt that exact same feeling of vapidness. (I have been in a lot of situations feeling vapid being a Managing Editor of a publication, trust me.)
Life is a funny thing, you know. In life, regardless of whatever you do, planning and executing your dreams are beyond crucial. So crucial, in fact, that most of us end up feeling satisfactory of the outcome. But lately, what I have begun to fear as much as that is forgetting the lessons in between the planning and execution.
John Green is the New York Times bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, and The Fault in Our Stars. He is also the coauthor, with David Levithan, of Will Grayson, Will Grayson. He was 2006 recipient of the Michael L. Printz Award, a 2009 Edgar Award winner, and has twice been a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Green’s books have been published in more than a dozen languages.
In 2007, Green and his brother Hank ceased textual communication and began to talk primarily through videoblogs posted to YouTube. The videos spawned a community of people called nerdfighters who fight for intellectualism and to decrease the overall worldwide level of suck. (Decreasing suck takes many forms: Nerdfighters have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to fight poverty in the developing world; they also planted thousands of trees around the world in May of 2010 to celebrate Hank’s 30th birthday.) Although they have long since resumed textual communication, John and Hank continue to upload two videos a week to their YouTube channel, vlogbrothers. Their videos have been viewed more than 200 million times, and their channel is one of the most popular in the history of online video. He is also an active Twitter user with more than 1.2 million followers.
Green’s book reviews have appeared in The New York Times Book Review andBooklist, a wonderful book review journal where he worked as a publishing assistant and production editor while writing Looking for Alaska. Green grew up in Orlando, Florida before attending Indian Springs School and then Kenyon College.
“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.” John Green
Elizabeth Southard, Jennifer Hope Wills, Katherine Buffaloe, Rebecca Luker, Marni Raab, Kimilee Bryant, Elizabeth Welch, Sierra Boggess, Mary Michael Patterson, Samantha Hill.
Disclaimer 1: The photo of Kimilee Bryant is from her Basel days. Disclaimer 2: It appears Elizabeth Welch is not one of the “official” participants in this filming, as her name doesn’t appear on the list. Obviously she deserves to be there so I added her anyway!
¿Alguna vez sentiste que no podías encontrar un lugar de refugio entre medio de los gritos de las peleas de tus padres?
¿Te pasó de sentir ganas de desaparecer o de ser invisible, por no tener que enfrentar el bullying de tus compañeros?
¿Quisiste tapar el caos de tu mente con fiestas, salidas, alcohol y drogas?
¿Deseaste quitarte el corazón con el simple fin de no sentir el dolor de ese rechazo?
Necesitás a Cristo.
Solo en Dios podemos encontrar una paz INEXPLICABLE en los momentos más difíciles. Es Él el que te da la fortaleza para seguir adelante. Es Jesús el que te susurra “No temas, yo te ayudo”. Él se pone en tu lugar.
No hay otro dios que haga esto, porque nuestro Dios ES amor. No es amoroso. Él mismo, su esencia, es amor. Y ese amor es esperanza, es confianza, y es PAZ.
No sigas buscando PAZ por otros lados. No hay PAZ más grande como la que da Jesucristo.