NaNoWriMo and Neo-Ren

If you read this title and thought NaNoWriMo is some weird hybrid animal that’s a cross between an alien being from the planet Ork and a rhinoceros, then you probably aren’t a writer and you don’t know that the inflated Continue reading NaNoWriMo and Neo-Ren

Technology–A Necessary Evil?

Yesterday my wife and I saw the movie Gravity starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. The writer in me loved the sci-fi/action/suspense plot line as well as the metaphors, the classic “hero’s journey,” and the juxtaposition of the vastness of space Continue reading Technology–A Necessary Evil?

If This Doesn’t Move You, You Must be Dead

A short and sweet post about one of the Neo Renaissance cornerstones, Emotional. In four-and-a-half minutes, you may  experience just about all the positive emotions you can think of. Enjoy. Share with others. Do you have any music to share Continue reading If This Doesn’t Move You, You Must be Dead

A Health Issue all Neo-Renaissancers Should Know About (Updated)

One of the four cornerstones of a Neo Renaissance (NR) life is Physical. A sub heading of that is Health,  the most important aspects of physical well-being. If you’re not healthy, you can’t successfully achieve balance in the other three Continue reading A Health Issue all Neo-Renaissancers Should Know About (Updated)

The Neo-Renaissance Golfer

“My name is Chris and I’m a golfaholic.” The group mumbled in unison, “Hi, Chris.” … Just kidding. Sort of. Golf is certainly addictive to a small part of the population, but I don’t think it has ruined many lives Continue reading The Neo-Renaissance Golfer

Rest in Peace, Elmore Leonard. And Thanks.

I’m due for a new post, so I decided to comment about Elmore Leonard’s passing today because he was one of the great writers of the 20th and early 21st centuries. His characters were all unique, quirky, detestable but likeable Continue reading Rest in Peace, Elmore Leonard. And Thanks.

The Funniest Thing You Will Read Today

Ran across this today. Always plenty of laughs, and a fun way to stimulate one’s creativity if you are a writer or just like to play with words. http://www.bulwer-lytton.com/2013win.html Humor is a great intellectual/emotional/ even spiritual stimulant (heck, even physical because Continue reading The Funniest Thing You Will Read Today

The Physical Cornerstone of a Neo-Renaissance Life

Everyone knows the United States suffers from an obesity problem.  The media bombards us with wonder diets, exercise plans, weight-loss pills, plastic surgery options like liposuction, major surgery options like gastric bypasses, and/or psychological counseling to get at the root Continue reading The Physical Cornerstone of a Neo-Renaissance Life

A New Way of Looking at the World?

Thanks to Jane Friedman for tweeting this link. Maybe my Neo Renaissance theory is more mainstream than I thought. Thought provoking and worth 10 minutes of your time. I concur with his thesis. My belief is that the more we Continue reading A New Way of Looking at the World?

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