The human drive to express is a deep-seeded one. Or should I say, “deep-seated?” The truth of the matter is that that human drive of ours is often in a hurry, thinks for a second, and misspeaks, mistypes, and misses . . . in this case the deep! Although deep-seeded could make sense, the phrase with historical connotations is deep-seated.
Monthly Archives: January 2016
Ladies and Gentlemen, there is more than one Neverending Story. Sadly, many of ours will never be so influential . . . at least in the 1980s.
Ladies and gentlemen,
Copyright has become complex in some regards and simple in another. The easiest way to copyright something is to have a tangible medium of expression. Yep, that means written or recorded on paper, tape, computer disk, etc. Even a scrap of paper is automatically protected as copyrighted under the Berne Convention 2(2). You can indicate copyright by means of the well-known © or lesser known—not even in my special character chart—p within a circle.
The problem is not having copyright, but proving it. To be honest, the other problem is respecting copyright. Continue reading
I’m sharing an idea: a Reformation hymn about the mind of Christ. Ok, I’d settle on a Bible study, devotional book, or lay-friendly educational book. Alright, sermons are welcome, too. 😉 Continue reading
Our words are not God’s Words, but consider this excerpt from the Book of Psalms:
To what extent do you think writing needs to be an individual’s expression? How solitary does it need to be? Continue reading
Lots of writing is anonymous. Behind all the editors in time and space, there are writers who may never be mentioned in print. Continue reading
There are pros and cons to anonymity. Regretfully, a lot of people are more vicious while anonymous. Sorry, guys, anonymous sin is still sin. Continue reading
Ladies and gentlemen,
Visible progress is a double-edged sword. While it may slash through one person’s doubts, it can slice through another’s confidence. How do we, as Christians–and frankly as humans–, react to the visible progress of others? Especially because, so often, only one person out of all the world seems to make writing progress at any given time? Continue reading
Do you know who hears about “different seasons?” I’ll try not to stick entirely with my own experience and remember that others hear it as well, but generally I think of Kindergartners and mothers. The point is typically that you can’t do what you want when you want to, and right now you must focus on other things. It seems additionally common to hear it isn’t a season to write.
How can I tackle this subject and still cheer on writing, even times when it is the most difficult? Watch me try.