~ Silvercube's family-friendly blog on random entertainment and life.


My Top 5 Films of 2013

Hundreds of films are released each year, and knowing about all of them can be very difficult.  Thus, my top lists of the year are usually posted many months later to allow for any “hidden films” to emerge.  The following list represents my favorite films of 2013, which is a mix of mainstream and non-mainstream films. In addition, only 5 films are chosen to provide a more critical selection.

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Quote of the Week [#156]

“The way you overcome shyness is to become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.”

- Lady Bird Johnson

Seven Days

Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. In seven days after his passing, one of his dreams came true. Touching short film about the seven days that eternally changed fair housing.

Quote of the Week [#155]

“My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.”

- Indira Gandhi

My Top 5 Video Games of 2013

As my PhD program is my #1 priority, the games I play become more critical.  Usually, I have a top 10 list of my favorite video games of the year. But I couldn’t justify having ten games listed as “top” for a number of reasons. In the past, I have been a little lenient in letting some games fit my top 10 list (particularly in 2008 and 2009) just to fill a number quota. Well, starting now, not anymore!

Here are my top 5 video games of 2013:

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Song of the Week [#138]

Since I recently celebrated my blog’s six year anniversary, I thought I’d follow up to one of my oldest posts on this blog. A remix of the masterpiece “Can’t Sleep”, which was released a few years ago. I don’t think I’ve posted this song on my blog yet, so it’s perfect timing!


I also want to give a shout out to Ashley Tomberlin, the vocalist behind this timeless song. I was really excited to converse with her on Twitter!


Happy (Belated) Anniversary to Silver.Peace!

On December 3, 2007,  my journey into the online blog world began. Switching from a MySpace Blog (remember those days?) to using WordPress took some time to figure out. Over the years, I have experimented with different article features and have received a variety of different comments on them.

When I started my blog, I was in undergraduate college. Now, 6 years later, I am a year into my PhD program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution with a concentration in International Peace. Being in graduate school has definitely made me post less on Silver.Peace, and I wish I could post more!

Over the years, I have come to realize that some things have not changed — that is, there are certain elements in my life that have always been reliable and they still make up a part of me. While friends come and go, here are my three top things that have been a constant in my life:

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