Reading rewires your brain

Fitness headlines promise staggering physical results: a firmer butt, ripped abs, bulging biceps. Nutritional breakthroughs are similar clickbait, with attention-grabbing, if often inauthentic—what, really, is a “superfood?”—means of achieving better health. Strangely, one topic usually escaping discussion has been shown, time and again, to make us healthier, smarter, and more empathic animals: reading. Read more

The death of reading is threatening the soul

By Philip Yancey The Internet and social media have trained my brain to read a paragraph or two, and then start looking around. When I read an online article from the Atlantic or the New Yorker, after a few paragraphs I glance over at the slide bar to judge the article’s length. My mind strays,…Read more The death of reading is threatening the soul

When you’re busy, write

It's fascinating to read what writers do when they're writing. Some write an outline, get up early and stick to a daily word count quota. Others turn off their cell phones and hide away until they finish. Maya Angelou rented a hotel room, by the month, where she kept a dictionary, a thesaurus and a…Read more When you’re busy, write

Read, write, listen, write more

EASILY ONE OF THE BEST ARTICLES ON WRITING I'VE READ RECENTLY How to Be a Writer: 10 Tips from Rebecca Solnit Joy, Suffering, Reading, and Lots and Lots of Writing September 13, 2016  By Rebecca Solnit   1) Write. There is no substitute. Write what you most passionately want to write, not blogs, posts, tweets or…Read more Read, write, listen, write more

Zebra Feet Syndrome

I'm trying to rid my feet of the dreaded, but little known, Zebra Feet Syndrome. It is caused by the excessive wearing of Jesus boots, or sandals, as they're better known. You can see my efforts are beginning to bear fruit with the blossoming of lurid pink strips where there was once the lurid stripe…Read more Zebra Feet Syndrome