Wednesday, December 14, 2011


I have finally finished my research paper for my college composition class and I feel GREAT! I actually took a little bit more time out of my day in order to work on it and make sure that I at least wrote a decent enough essay. I did find it somewhat of a challenge to incorporate the usage of video games in education because when I was searching for sources I really did not come across a lot of information on the topic. I sat and I thought about it before I gave up and then I re-worded the topic of which I called "Video Games in Education" after that I began to find many more articles on the my topic. Although, I did not take a lot of information from my sources I believe in my own judgement because I was once that little kid who was introduced to video games at a young age and they did make me violent to some extent but they allowed me to do things I could not do in the real world but at the same time only that person can control whats really going on in their heads and understand why video games make them that way but in the end it is still not justified because a person chooses to play the video game and they also choose to be violent. My mother was not a strict parent but she definitely had a problem with me playing video games when I was younger because they made me hyperactive and I made a lot of noise and had a few fights in school because of them so of course she wouldn't want me playing them but on the other hand though, video games can be educational and can be an awesome learning experience for children and teach them how to do simple math problems or learn how to read and things like that. These types of video games should be taken into consideration because they may be one of the best learning tools that a child can have and we will never know when we may need something like that to help a child learn.

Friday, November 11, 2011

My Research Paper Topic

In my english composition class; My teacher wants us to do a research paper on a specific topic that relates to education. I dropbox her my topic at least three times because I was not sure of the topic that I should do my research on. But, I finally decide that I will relate education to video games because they can be used to teach children how to do math problems or how to spell words out. Having video games in schools that can help children learn better would kind of be like them having a virtual teacher that is very effective in showing the kids how to do the work, learn from it and have fun playing it at the same time. There are even websites like Nick Jr. that have games that the kids could play at home with mom and dad and learn how to read or count, there are plenty of opportunities that video games give children to learn but most people just feel like video games are all bad at least thats what I see most of them time. Video games do not only help children learn but also can be used for therapeutic purposes, and also as stress relievers. So, in reality video games have a lot affect on not only children's lives but also the lives of most adults in positive ways, as far as I can see they are very helpful. So what if most games are violent, they can be used as stress relievers from a hard stressful day of work or school, and even if someone was just having a bad day. Turn on your PS3, pop a game in and get ready to start feeling better in a matter of seconds.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

An Interesting Blog

I recently seen a blog on a topic of what they thought was awesome. I read it and the person spoke about how having to wake up very early in the morning during winter and clicking on the news channel to see if your school was closed for the day. I found that to be very awesome myself because I remember the days when I had to wake up at like 6:30 a.m. and the first thing I would do is turn right to the news channel and hope and pray that my school was closed for the day. Most of the time though.......It wasn't but on the days that they were; I'd be so happy that I'd scream YES! and then go right back to sleep afterwards. Man I miss those days, but as time passes and you get older, that option is no longer open because either, you graduate and end up working a full-time job or you go to college which barely gives you any days off. It's fine though, you have to grow up someday right? Eventually there will be no days off and everyone'll remember the days like these when they get older and look back. Well, at least I will and I hope that everyone else will to because it's the little things that count i the end.

Friday, October 14, 2011

What's awesome to me

When I come home which sometimes is rare; My baby sister will run up to me and give me a huge hug and kiss. I feel that is awesome to me because when i'm having a bad day or if i'm in a bad mood, this little girl will make my day by doing just that. Even when i'm having a great day, it'll just make my day a whole lot better than it already was. She may not know how much that hug means to me but I think it's the thought that counts and for her to love me the way she does makes my life just a little bit better everyday and for that I thank her. She is a little princess, born on christmas day and I feel that makes her a blessing from the heavens and i'm going to do everything in my power in order to make sure that she is safe, happy and loved because she makes me happy and makes me feel loved so i'm going to make sure she feels the same. I'm going to start coming home early everyday just to see her cute little face and get that big hug from her, I love my little sister.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Two Brothers

Me and my brother are a year and a month apart and ever since I could remember I've been trying to keep him out of trouble and away from the wrong crowd of people. He use to look up to me alot and we were real close but as time passed it seems like we just grew apart and became the complete opposite of eachother. It's like he feels like everyone owes him something so he just takes things like money, clothes and alot of other things but he takes it from his family and I don't understand why; I want to be there for him and be the person that he talks to about stuff but he just does't open up to me and I don't know why. Sometimes my mom says that I'm Huey and he's Riley from the boondocks cartoon and shes absolutely right because I love anime, samurai's and all the japanese stuff and he likes being out in the streets, smoking and being a Thug and it just kills me to know that I have no control over him being out there like that because anything can happen, but I have another brother and a sister who are 10 and 3 so I have to make sure to keep an eye on them to because my baby brother copies everything I do, like play video games, draw, create stories with there own world. He's basically a little version of me and I don't want him going down the wrong path like my other brother so if he wants to be like me then fine, so be it as long as he doesn't turn out that way I'll be fine knowing that I saved at least one brother. I feel like I'm in a losing battle because I can't make him chose his friends, I can't tell him to be home at a certain time because I'm never home either and no one made me chose my friends so how will that look on my part? Well all I can do is hope and pray that he'll see the light but I hope it wouldn't be to late.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Going through the motions

I'm a student in college and my reason for enrolling was to get an education and a learning experience, I am here to shape my future and fulfill my dreams. I'm sure everyone is or would love to do the same but my major was originally game design because I love video games and everything about them but while in that major I realized that It wasn't for me and began to think about what it was that I really wanted to do. I began thinking about my hobbies and my passions like my love for music, drawing, anime and writing so I decided to become a business major so that way when I work up from a small business I can start building a music studio, art museum, and an animation business. I know that its not going to be easy but if I can accomplish this goal then I will have fulfilled my life's dream and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Art

      Hi! My name is Clear Mind and this is my first blog EVER. I guess you can say I'm new to the world of blogging, I am going to college so that I may fulfill my life's dreams. I am a person who has a passion for art of all sorts, like making music, and drawing art of all kinds. I hope to reach out to those who feel the same way as I do about art and hopefully get some good advice out of this experience. I don't only love art but I also create it myself, I realized that in order to get what you want out of life you have to have patience, If you rush things then you may run right past your dream.

      What I want to do with this blog is to hopefully give advice and share what I know with the rest of the world. I may not be the best at what I do but I do know it's basics but somethings better than nothing right? I would also like to receive advice on the subject myself because I do make music but I don't play any instruments, I use a program called FL Studios but I also draw as well. This blog is here for whatever anyone wants to talk about as well as art, I am open minded and I wouldn't mind going off topic every now and then. Well, once again my names Clear Mind and this is my blog, welcome.