The Intellectual Benefits of Travelling

Someone who lives a Neo-Renaissance life includes travel in that life for one simple reason: Travel connects us to the rest of the world, which stimulates our intellects. A cornerstone of a Neo-Renaissance life is the Intellectual aspect. We must constantly Continue reading The Intellectual Benefits of Travelling

The Four Cornerstones of a Neo Renaissance Life

We all strive for some sort of balance in our lives, but do we ever find time in our busy days to think about what sort of balance we need or want? Most people would say they want a balance Continue reading The Four Cornerstones of a Neo Renaissance Life

A Moment of Zen

Under enough peer pressure, sooner or later we all conform. 🙂 The second clip is particularly mesmerizing. http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2013/05/17/184815141/the-little-metronome-that-wouldnt?ft=3&f=111787346&sc=nl&cc=es-20130526

Why Music Matters to the Neo Renaissance Writer

The first protagonist I ever wrote in a novel is Matt Lanier, a farm boy from southern Minnesota with a near-genius level IQ. He’s a professional musician in the classical and jazz arenas, but can also hunt and fish, butcher Continue reading Why Music Matters to the Neo Renaissance Writer

New Beginnings

Today is my first official post as “A Neo-Renaissance Writer.” You may wonder why I changed my blog’s title. Here are a few reasons: The  protagonists of my fiction writing will be Renaissance people (or polymaths)–characters who have a broad array Continue reading New Beginnings

You call this spring??? In Minnesota … yeah, we do.

My town made national weather headlines today. 13+ inches of snow fell overnight and we may get more today through tomorrow.  One observer in the area reported 15 inches as of this morning. This is the winter that won’t die! Arrgghh! Continue reading You call this spring??? In Minnesota … yeah, we do.

UWWI Thoughts and Impressions 2013

(My next blog post will start toward the new direction I’m taking this blog–A Neo Renaissance focus for us specialized, compartmentalized, 21st-century Americans.) Keep those suggestions rolling in! 😉  *haven’t had a single one yet* For the third consecutive year I Continue reading UWWI Thoughts and Impressions 2013

A New Direction for this Blog

After attending the Tucson Festival of Books last month, one of the biggest nuggets of information I gleaned from the various workshops was Kristin Lamb’s idea that authors of fiction shouldn’t blog about how to write fiction. Particularly if they Continue reading A New Direction for this Blog