A Messy Reflection from Yours Truly. . . . Greetings from my warm, bird-chirping corner of the globe, Dear Reader. I’m in my bare feet, I have a tall iced coffee within reach, and approximately half an hour or so of solitude. Here I am. And, simply put, I’m a mess. Top-knot hairdo. Disheveled clothes. … More SnapDragon Speaks: On Wrinkles & Dish Soap.
By Billy Osogo I became politically-aware when I was around 11 years old. We had a disputed election in 2007 that resulted in the most destructive wave of electoral violence in all of Kenya’s history. … More The Vulnerability of Democracy
We know that practice makes everything better, but does that apply to writing as well? I mean, how does writing improve? Based on what? If I write the same crap over and over again that makes me better? Probably not. It will probably be easier to find the same words and phrases, but if I … More Is Writing Self-Improving?
This is a veeeery tricky and important question for me. I don’t even know if I should ask it. So what is blogging? A blog is a site, but what does this verb refer to? Is it about writing? Is it about reading? Is it about both and many more? Is the purpose of it … More What does Blogging really mean?
Does it ever happened to you to feel an impulse to write, even though the moments are not so appropriate? And even stranger, when you want to write, the words won’t come? It very often happens to me to just wander around and all of a sudden BOOM! Writing idea! And then I pounder on … More The Impulse to Write
Terry Pratchett said that there is no such thing as writer’s block. If so, how should we define the moments when it seems that our bucket of ideas is empty? How do we put words where it seems to be nothing but darkness? And moreover, how we decide which words to use when no words … More Dealing with writer’s block…
This guy is a journalist, a writer and a speaker who worked for The New Yorker as a part of the writing staff since 1996 (you can read more about him here). What I love about him is the fact that he has a very open mind and he is in a continuous … More Successful People – Malcolm Gladwell