The Phoenix

Val’s Fresh Tunes #6

Valerie Johnson, Author

February 20, 2020

Echoes in Rain - Enya “Echoes in Rain” was one of Enya’s most recent singles released. It has often been compared to her other single “Orinocco Flow”. Futile Devices (Doveman Remix) - Sufjan Stevens “Futile...

Two techniques to Declutter and Organize your Space

Valerie Johnson, Author

February 3, 2020

Minimalism Over the past two years, an alternative form of living called minimalism has become popular. Minimalism is intentionally living with only the things you absolutely need. I started to get interested in minimalism ab...

5 Foreign Netflix Shows you Should Watch Right Now

Valerie Johnson, Author

January 31, 2020

  Elite: Rated: TV-MA Elite is a Spanish show about three working-class teens who get a scholarship to a prestigious private high school. Unfortunately, they don’t know what they are getting themselves into when...

Val’s Fresh Tunes #5

Valerie Johnson, Author

January 31, 2020

Lift Up Your Voices - Sunday Service Choir Kanye West’s Sunday Service Choir performed a reimagined version of Sia’s “Elastic Heart” called “Lift Up Your Voices”. Мёртвый Сезон- Parks, Squares,...

Val’s Fresh Tunes #4

Valerie Johnson

January 27, 2020 Sunflower, Vol. 6 - Harry Styles From Styles’ sophomore album, this song is an upbeat, happy ode to his past relationships. Treat People With Kindness - Harry S...

Young plant evolution on light background

Growing Up Poem

January 27, 2020

Winter Break Poem

Valerie Johnson, Author

January 6, 2020

Winter break is on its way Looks like winter is here to stay The school year is almost halfway done But finals have just begun Christmas day is almost here I’ve heard too much about Rudolph the red-nose Reind...

Val’s Fresh Tunes #3

Valerie Johnson, Author

December 9, 2019   Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles “Watermelon Sugar” is Styles’ second song released from his sophomore album. This album is being released on December 13...


Valerie Johnson, Author

November 7, 2019

Wanna hang out? Sorry, I’m busy Are you free tonight? No, I’m feeling dizzy Can we hang out this weekend? Sorry, my mom needs me Hey, you around? I’m out of town...sorry Oh, maybe some other time?...

Val’s Fresh Tunes #2

Valerie Johnson, Author

October 31, 2019

Val’s Fresh Tunes Playlist #2     3 Nights – Dominic Fike  Dominic Fike is a new artist to hit the charts recently, with 3 nights reaching #1 in alternative music and #21 on Billboard charts.  Bad Habit – Ben Platt  A new show on Netfli...