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This Art

The following post has been a draft entry for quite some time here at Robrights, not because it wasn’t finished, but because I hesitated to publish it and then hesitated some more…

It’s short and wordy (a reflection of its author, no doubt). 

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Temperate Exaggeration:  fashioning the proper amount of extravagance and understatement, timing and rhythm, emphasis and abatement into a work of literary distinction.  No matter the style, form, era, or medium, this is the art of writing.

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And He Begat…

The Christian Bible includes a lot of begetting. The most prolific examples of this are in Genesis 5 and Matthew 1. These chapters are truly prolific, as they are lineage lists and as such, there is much begetting.

What’s a mis-placed zero between calculations?

Just in case you’ve not been paying attention since, well forever, human history parallels this begetting phenomenon. Begetting is not limited only to new generations of the species.  All actions beget. That is, so long as you ascribe to Newton’s Third Law of Motion and more specific to the rest of this post, the economic law of unintended consequences. I suppose the definition of a Law (of the universal type), requires that it be true regardless of belief. There’s something to ponder.

And ponder, I have. I’m an analyst by nature and, as such, I think and ponder. A lot. Admittedly, pondering does not always translate to better (or any) decision.

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Why I Write

I used to write because there were a lot of ideas in my head and it seemed like they needed a home elsewhere…and so I wrote them down.  On paper.  There were no blogs.

editorial note:  I was carded at a restaurant just two months ago, proving that I am quite young, or at least young-looking, or , as the waitress explained (on my non-protest to produce the requested document), “everyone under 40 gets carded”.  Thanks. Continue Why I Write