Category: A to Z Blog Challenge

Z is for Zeitgeist

  Georg Hegel used the phrase der Geist seiner Zeit. Translated it means “no man can surpass his own time, for the spirit of his time is also his own spirit.” Zeitgeist is more than just a trend, although it may seem such from a more historical perspective. […]

Y is for Yesterday

  Mark Twain said, “I have lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.” Yesterday can be a great source of learning and understanding. It can also be an anchor that prevents growth. It’s a fine line in deciding how much time to […]

X is for X-Ray

B.F. Skinner, the father of Behavioral Psychology wrote, “The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.” Skinner saw the mind as a “black box.” He had little concern with the internal workings as he believed most function is a series of Stimulus and Response. […]

W is for Words

  Words are the writer’s mistress. He pursues her elusive beauty. He dances with her. His hands attempt to guide her mysterious steps into meaningful patterns. But she is a restless partner, elusive in mood and temperament and her pace often difficult to maintain. Her clever embrace a […]

V is for Voice

  Author’s give and are offered much advice on the topics of writing and publishing. The deluge of information on good writing, critical editing, successful marketing, and aspects of proper publishing require an Ark to navigate the waters. But there is one truth we seldom discuss—Voice. Author’s voice […]

U is for Unique

  A good artist borrows, but a great artist steals, said Pablo Picasso and of course he was not suggesting plagiarism. Uniqueness is an interesting concept in the US culture. We mostly aspire to being special and unique provided such qualities are also socially valued. Booting up my […]