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Make sure your disagreements, arguments, and even your wars are about truth…

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and NOT about pride.

(More to come on these ideas)

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“Make sure your disagreements, arguments, and even your wars

are about truth and NOT about pride.”

~Katherine Anne

PS.  That first picture is of Ulysses S. Grant and General Robert E Lee.  It depicts the Confederate South’s official surrender of the Civil War at Appomattox Court House in Virginia.  Virginia was a VERY important location in this VERY important American War.  I also know of a VERY cool girl who is from Virginia.

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James Joyce and Jason Mraz went to Mormon Primary?!

Nopers.  But they do relate.   Let Ms. Wilkinson explain:

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STREAM.  OF.  CONSCIOUSNESS.

what's phrase?

this video might clear things up a lil’

still don't get it!

In layman’s terms, stream of consciousness refers to a thought process of flowing psychological associations and often incorporates different senses and stimuli other than simply verbal, such as colors (yellow, anyone?).

love this pic!

Stream of consciousness has been described as a loose interior monologue of the writer or narrator’s thoughts.

  thought bubble!

Cool!brain!!!

The Modernist writer James Joyce is a well-known name associated with it.  Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz is also a champion of this literary technique and even makes specific mention of it in his oh so awesome song “Wordplay” :

Jason Mraz is a HUGE influence on me, btw.

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And James Joyce?  Meh…

ImageOh, and Jimmy not meaning to be rude, but lemme show you someone who can REALLY play that 6 stringed instrument that you hold with such seeming lack of confidence:

crossfire guitar!

(I was wearing a flesh colored shirt under that dress by the way.)

Not really.

Hope my readers enjoyed that brief thrill of my smooth and silky shoulders.

Glad I could spice up your day a little bit.

Thunderbolt of blasphemy.

(time to impress everyone with your mad bookending skillz)

Anyways, girl didn’tcha learn to dress more modestly when you were just a wee lass?

primary

Like in Primary?

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BYE!

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Come out Virginia, don’t let me wait…

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You MORMON girls start much too late!

~Billy Joel

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Abuse is one of the most heinous crimes in the history of humanity,

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and still I forgive Chris Brown.

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I the Lord will forgive whom I will forgive,

but of you it is required to forgive ALL men.”

Doctrine and Covenants 64:10

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Once again, I go over my standard 2 minutes

because it is important for me to express ALL I need to say:

Recapture:

I forgive Chris Brown.

I’m quite sure Rihanna has publicly expressed that she has.

I in no way condone his past behavior as acceptable.

Abuse of any kind is unspeakably evil, ugly, and utterly unacceptable.

I can understand where Miranda Lambert (and others with similar viewpoints) are coming from.

I believe that the Atonement of Jesus Christ can redeem even people who make BIG mistakes.

I believe Mr. Brown when he has publicly expressed how sorry he is.

I expect Chris to be on his absolute best behavior from now on.

I sincerely hope I am not offending anyone who has ever experienced abuse.

And to begin to conclude this post, I wish to share the following LDS Conference Talk concerning this heartbreaking topic.

Read here. 

I pray that you, as one abused or one who has caused it, will act now to avail yourself of the healing power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I testify that your faith and obedience will assure that He will help you. 

Thank you Elder Scott.

READERS!

         If any of you have experienced

or are currently experiencing abuse of any kind,

my heart and prayers are with you.

Remember that you are a child of God

and deserve to be treated as such.

                     , Katherine Anne

katherineannewilkinson@gmail.com

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When 2 of your favorite artists collaborate?

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That’s what life is all about!

Jason Mraz and Travie McCoy are both huge sources of inspiration, hope, humor, and joy for me.  They are both so human and down to earth.  And SOOOOO unbelievably talented.  Lyrically, musically, stylistically, free-styling, song-writing, collaborating and solo work: you name it-they’ve got it!  Not only that, but from what I have read and seen about them, they both seem like pretty decent guys too.   And I know I’ve said this like 10x before, but Mr. Mraz is from Virginia, just like me!  Seriously, these guys bring me joy through their art.  Don’t want to get my hopes up, but I would love to meet them just to tell them as much.

Here’s my take on one of JM’s songs.

And here’s me doing my own “interpretation” of one of TM’s songs.

Thank you guys.

Thanks.

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This is my message in a bottle,

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 I hope that you receive it

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 If it washes up at your feet then open it and read it…

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The Surprise of a Lifetime!

This is Thomas:

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Thomas is a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He attended Southern Virginia University (where he did music with my mama!), and after graduating, made the brave decision to serve a full-time LDS mission at the age of 24.  When making a quick stop in Utah to stock up on missionary gear, Thomas experienced a BIG surprise.  Check it out!

So awesome, huh?  Actually, he was one of 15 soon-to-be missionaries who got this star treatment:

Read the full article here: 

Godspeed, Thomas!  And Deseret First Credit Union, mad props.

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Give me one reason….. that I shouldn’t blog about the first thing I recorded in a professional studio!

I was just 18 when I recorded this.  It was a pretty cool experience at a time in my life when I needed expression and creativity (kinda like now!).  There is a tension, though, as I wanted to sound stylish and slur my words just a little, but then that is at the sacrifice of enunciation.  The Sophie’s choice of singing, I guess.  Take a listen:

Oh, and here’s the email that my guitar teacher, Frank Keim sent me.  I feel comfortable sharing his contact info because he IS still in business.

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I wouldn’t be the musician that I am today without him.  Truth!

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