Kings James Bible Celebrates 400 Year Old...
The King James Version (KJV) of the Bible celebrates its 400th anniversary this year. KJV is arguably one of the most influential books in the world and completed in 1611. The Western secular world underestimates the influence KJV has on English literature. The works of famous authors such as John Milton, Herman Melville, John Dryden and William Wordsworth draw upon the King James Version. ...
“Where do I go when I can’t find the answers,” I asked. “You turn towards God,” Dr. Turner replied. After that, you pay attention to what happens next. When you least expect, you have the answers you need.”
Weekend Allegro: We Wear The Mask
Most of time, I tune out cellphone conversations during the rush hour commute to work. However, one commuter’s conversation caught my attention. She said, ”Well, I have to go to work. I have to put on my fake face.” This statement fascinates me and has my brain churning. Sometimes, we all wear a mask or hide our true emotions. The morning workday starts with coworkers asking,...
The Art of Storytelling
The skeptics and cynics can tear any work of art a part. Currently, I want to become a storyteller. The process will involving reading the work of prominent storytellers from the past and future. Until then, I did a quick scanned regarding the most important elements of story telling. The following list by from Steve Arnegon. Draw on your past and lessons you have learned from it. The best...
Why I pay attention to Hockey
Monday Musing: The Redskins suck and Wizards are toast. The only team worth rooting for in Washington, D.C. are the Capitals. What does a Southern boy from Texas know about Canada’s favorite sport? Nada, I know absolutely nothing about Hockey. The Caps may go further in the playoffs this year. We will see. I am not holding my breath. All of D.C.’s teams rescue defeat from the jaws of...
Cultural Clarion Call from Langston Hughes
The Negro Artist and The Racial Mountain One of the most promising of the young Negro poets said to me once, “I want to be a poet—not a Negro poet,” meaning, I believe, “I want to write like a white poet”; meaning subconsciously, “I would like to be a white poet”; meaning behind that, “I would like to be white.” And I was sorry the young man...
Quicktake: French versus English
Congratulations to the French for leading one of the most successful cultural propaganda campaigns in history. The Parisian elite convinced the world that French is melodic and English is rancid. English is the language of Shakespeare, Keats, Johnson, Milton, Donne and Walt Whitman. The French embraced the film career of Jerry Lewis.
This morning I lost my faith in humanity. According to The Washington Post, Bristol Palin signed with William Morrow to publish her memoir. The memoir is entitled Not Afraid of Life and is set for publication this summer. This polemic will cover everything from her days in Wasilla, Alaska to her mother’s rise in American politics. William Morrow did not provide any information regarding...
The Learning Curve
“Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom” Phyllis Theroux. Thank God for the learning curve. The learning curve represents the initial difficulty of understanding information or obtaining a new skill. Some individuals need a steeper learning curve than others. Some people pick up a new skill and information rapidly. The process is about the in take of...