JUST WRITE

First of all, a confession. In the past I have posted articles on writing despite not believing you can teach or motivate someone to write, at least not write good material. So the articles I've posted relate to my personal experience which is not entirely successful, at all or articles which give some practical guidance…Read more JUST WRITE

TRUMP v The Huddled Masses

A senior Trump advisor, Stephen Miller, sparked a furor last week when he dismissed the famous poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty. In response, The Guardian asked 21 poets: what type of poem would Trump like to see at the statue?So I thought I'd have a go myself and here's my tuppence…Read more TRUMP v The Huddled Masses

Dying to Believe – 100 word prompt

We question everything we do. It's in our nature. I imagine how this whole belief thing began. Sun rises. Winter ends. Spring and life begin. Autumn flourishes. Winter rests, restores. It didn't take a genius to work it out. It took a genius, though, to turn it into a cauldron of power. Such evil genius,…Read more Dying to Believe – 100 word prompt

Rewriting Life – First Human Embryos Edited in U.S.

Researchers have demonstrated they can efficiently improve the DNA of human embryos. by Steve Connor (Note: I've reblogged this article to occasionally keep people apprised of what's going on and the decisions people make for what they apparently believe are  for the best intentions but never consult or consider the consequences.) read more  

How Cool Works in America Today

By David Brooks If you grew up in the 20th century, there’s a decent chance you wanted to be like Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Humphrey Bogart, Albert Camus, Audrey Hepburn, James Dean or Jimi Hendrix. In their own ways, these people defined cool. The cool person is stoical, emotionally controlled, never eager or needy, but instead…Read more How Cool Works in America Today