Tag: Creativity

A Word on Wednesday: Ambition

Is ambition something you have or something you do? Well both, depending if it a fixed characteristic or an action you take.   As a noun, ambition is an earnest desire for some time of achievement or distinction, as power, honor, fame, or wealth,…

A Word on Wednesday: Audacious

Audacious, adjective, extremely bold or daring, recklessly brave; fearless: an audacious explorer. Also meaning, extremely original; without restriction to prior ideas; highly inventive. I used to own a pair of shoes. I called them my intrepid reporting shoes. They were navy blue, knock off,…

A Word on Wednesday: Pastime

Pastime, noun, something that serves to make time pass agreeably; a pleasant means of amusement, recreation, or sport: to play cards as a pastime. Time passes without a thought to me. I scroll social media and time passes, lots of time. I miss out…

A Word on Wednesday: Vocation

We are given raw tools; I wonder how to use these most prudently. The word vocation comes to mind. Job, career, or occupation don’t seem to imply enough of a fulfillment factor. When I speak of vocation, I consider a secular definition: a strong impulse or inclination to follow a  particular activity or career….

A Word on Wednesday: Capacity

Capacity is not be confused with ability, but rather considered potential. As a noun, it is the ability to receive or contain; the maximum amount or number that can be received or contained; the power of receiving impressions, knowledge; actual or potential ability to…

A Word on Wednesday: Creativity

Question: Is Creativity any thing more than perspective? If all the world can see … what can an artist see differently? What gives someone the right to claim a creative life. As a writer, I struggle to distinguish what I do. I want to…

Guest Word: Stylus

Thank you to my friend Nissa Enos for writing a fantastic essay and poem about the word “stylus.” Ms. Enos lives with her family in Manitowoc, Wis. She likes science, nature, and art. These pieces are about aword and about a boat. I hope…

A Word on Wednesday: Unburdening

There is work to be done, new ideas to be learned, and for that the problems of yesterday and the fears for tomorrow must be put out of the way. By unburdening, we do now allow burdens to continue. Unburdening sighs out the heavy….

A Word on Wednesday: Caesura

Caesura is the main pause of a poem. The word originates from 16th Century Latin, literally translating to a cutting, from caedere to cut.   The stop or pause in a metrical line, is often marked by punctuation or by a grammatical boundary, such as…

Word on Wednesday: Poet Laureate

April is National Poetry Month, so declared in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets. That organization claims the month of April has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.  …