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.
“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
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:
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!
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:
For the first time ever, Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy premiered in Miami. I read about the Final Fantasy concerts in video game magazines growing up, so finally having the opportunity to attend a concert was a dream come true.
Here’s a little sample from the concert: the beginning of “Eyes on Me”:
There was various items to purchase in the lobby as well: Music CD’s, collectible figurines, a Distant Worlds shirt, and other memorabilia.
For $55 (plus a $15 parking fee), a 2 hour concert with some of my favorite Final Fantasy music was definitely worth the purchase. Extra bonus for everyone who dressed up as Final Fantasy characters.
“Voices that loud are always meant to bully. Do not be bullied. Acts of bravery don’t always take place on battlefields. They can take place in your heart, when you have the courage to honor your character, your intellect, your inclinations, and, yes your soul by listening to its clean, clear voice of direction instead of following the muddied messages of a timid world.”
- Anna Quindlen