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In the Age of Dank Memes, Why Read Poetry?

In the Age of Dank Memes, Why Read Poetry?

* Just A String Of Words?   A good poem demands the dignity to be understood. History repeats in its resounding words. Repetition is a poem's strongest flavors. Poems are words with life because they're current and most urgent with their message to humanity. Yet,...

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The Power of Pause

The Power of Pause

* Pause a Little To Read This:   We've all seen those drawings and paintings of Sisyphus, the Greek king. The one who, for being deceitful, received a punishment of rolling up a huge boulder up a hill. This act of his happens in perpetuity, because the boulder...

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Want to Thrive in Life? Start a Journal.

Want to Thrive in Life? Start a Journal.

*   Never forget that writing is as close as we get to keeping a hold on the thousand and one things—childhood, certainties, cities, doubts, dreams, instants, phrases, parents, loves—that go on slipping like sand through our fingers. ~ Salman Rushdie   *...

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Print Reading vs. Digital Reading: To Read Or Not To Read

Print Reading vs. Digital Reading: To Read Or Not To Read

* Print reading vs. Digital reading:   There’s so much scope for distraction when we’re reading on a device with unlimited possibilities to surf. Can we conclusively tell if reading on paper or a device is better? While digital media is convenient and cheaper to...

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On Winning The Nobel Prize For Literature

On Winning The Nobel Prize For Literature

Want To Listen To It Instead?    * In Literature for 2044 ~ Acceptance Speech   I wrote this essay when I was in my 30’s. This is as much I can reveal about my age as a woman’s vanity will permit. Writing generates the excesses of emotions that sustain life....

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How to Create a Content Copywriter “Résumé”

How to Create a Content Copywriter “Résumé”

*   As résumés are going out of fashion, why not standout in the job market by showing your creativity and sense of humor? Here's a sample "résumé" for applying to a content copywriter job position. A relevant bachelors degree, experience and referrals are a...

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A Child’s Violence, A Parent’s Bewilderment

A Child’s Violence, A Parent’s Bewilderment

*   How did we come to this? Our children perpetrate violence and we watch in stunned silence. Yesterday at 2pm, there was a mass school shooting committed by a child against other children of a South Florida high school he had attended in the past. This is my...

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How to Read a Painting

How to Read a Painting

*   Walk up to the wall to a meeting place between the brush and the canvas. Wait for the art to show you a million muses that accompany it. Surrender yourself to its transformational power to change the way you feel. A good piece of art doesn't complete you. It...

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Why Darkness Can Be a Gift

Why Darkness Can Be a Gift

* Years ago, you had looked up to see if anyone loved what you wrote. You tried to look in their eyes to see If they understood your scribbles. Your childhood hand wrote in dyslexia, waving your pen with much fun as daddy's shaving foam, But now its purposefully...

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Why I Fell Off the Workforce Treadmill

Why I Fell Off the Workforce Treadmill

*   In a 2014 Gallup poll, more than 2/3rds of adults said they were not engaged at work, or were actively disengaged. Worldwide only 13% of adults call themselves engaged at work.   One evening this January, while pondering my decision to quit the...

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