July 18, 2019

When it comes to creativity artists and writers may often try new materials or technology to help their productivity.  For a writer, the option to handwrite and have it converted to text is appealing especially when it comes to long projects or even shorter ones.  With...

December 30, 2018

     Sartre is one of those names that vaguely flashes through one's life if you were exposed to it and it is one of those names, like Dostoevsky, that we know we must read at some point in our lives.  I've read a few of Dostoevsky's novels and even recall the movie, '...

November 29, 2018

November is the month when people from all over the world decide whether to do one of two things.  They decide if they have time in between work and their lives to write 50000 words in thirty days.  For those who aren't working but may have busy lives, they make the sa...

July 9, 2018

The Curious and Creative Mind

     There is nothing I admire more than a curious mind.  When it comes to a problem, it is the curious mind that will solve what others have either given up on or incorrectly surmised a solution.  I give the example of my recent keyboard i...

April 3, 2018

Definitely a good light-hearted tale that makes you root for the underdog. In this case, Molly Utterback who is pretending to be a wicked witch. Castle Hangnail cannot exist without a master or mistress and Molly has to convince the minions of the castle that she is wi...

March 30, 2018

Five Stars to "Basmati Blues". It was an unexpected movie starring Donald Sutherland, Tyne Daley, Scott Bakula, and Brie Larson. Unexpected because it combines those actors singing! OMG...who knew that Donald and Scott could sing? The story involves corporate deceit, a...

September 14, 2017

I grew up on the wrong side of the tracks.  I wore second hand clothes and had someone asked me if I'd ever publish a book or have a book signing, I would have thought that they were insane.  Who me?  The kid with blue-collar parents and the teachers who streamed me to...

August 14, 2017

The Art of War
The Art of War is one of those books that is a must read and so I read it. From references to Sun Tzu's words used in movies and elsewhere it seemed like my life would be incomplete without it. It's an oft quoted source for businessmen and warmongers. I...

August 10, 2017

Neil deGrasse Tyson has a way with words that make this book entertaining and witty as well as informative, awe inspiring, and thought provoking. The information contains everything from quarks and black matter to the insignificance of humanity in a vast universe.

The f...

July 11, 2017

I must admit that even after disabling the blog reminder, I still get reminded, and it borders on the tip of psychopathic internet stalking by an app, to update my blog.  Who'd have thought that was possible?  Who in their right mind can blog every day?  It must get to...

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