Strength To Be Human

Straight talk about Art & Artists. Weighing Creativity. Finding Humanity.

April 28th, 2019    

Episode 43: Music of the Write

Throughout the ages music is believed to play a role in creativity. Some creative people swear by including it before or during their creative process. If it has a role, what role does music play?

April 25th, 2019    

Episode 42: The Creative Benefits of Righteous Anger

On this episode I discuss how anger can be a positive motivator in creating Art.

April 24th, 2019    

Episode 41: Interview with Trey Saucillo

In this interview we manage to speak to Texas-based alternative-metal songwriter and musician Trey Saucillo from the band Sin Seer.

April 21st, 2019    

Episode 40: Interview with James Nettles

Our interview segment welcomes NC-based writer (Business Essentials For Writers) and publishing insider James Nettles.

April 18th, 2019    

Episode 39: Guest Haus Edition: Marketing

 In perhaps the most important episode in the Guest Haus Edition series, Marketing, stands head and shoulders as the critical action that is often overlooked by writers whom live in the 21st century but stare back at the last century. These practical tips and answers will those willing to help themselves.

April 16th, 2019    

Episode 38: Interview with Brenda-Lee Ranta

In this interview segment we welcome Canadian poet, fiction-writer author Brenda-Lee Ranta who often explores the inner world of our emotions and memories.

April 15th, 2019    

Episode 37: Metal Future: Fiery Flashbacks

New Segment:  Metal Future is a new segment not tailored to the literary community as much as  the heavy metal community that appreciates its artistic explorations of various subjects and topics. In this segment we examine five early 80's metal bands who made their mark but most failed to become musical mainstays. 


Apocrypha  -- The Eyes of Time

Heir Apparent  -- One Small Voice

Leatherwolf -- Leatherwolf

Pretty Maids --  Future World

Vicious Rumors -- Digital Dictator


April 14th, 2019    

Episode 36: Classic Spotlight: Thoughts on Aldous Huxley

Classic Spotlight continues its mission to focus on past masters who have influenced writing and thinking throughout the times and the world. Aldous Huxley, the novelist, of "Brave New World" is just such a figure of towering intellect and curiosity. 

April 12th, 2019    

Episode 35: Writer’s Block

Writer's Block. Part menace. Part myth. But nevertheless a common culprit for many a writer feeling stuck in mental mud. This episode helps expose the myth part and cure the menace deep within our mind.

April 9th, 2019    

Episode 34: Interview with Gabriel Ricard

This episode features an enlightening interview with New York film columnist, novelist and poet Gabriel Ricard.

April 7th, 2019    

Episode 33: The Social Imperative Part 1 {Dickens, Hugo, Dumas}

In this new subgenre, The Social Imperative, I discuss the designed and accidental social impact of the writings of three classic authors, Charles Dickens, Victor Hugo and Alexander Dumas.

April 3rd, 2019    

Episode 32: Guest Haus Edition: Publishing & Book Reviews

On this episode of Guest Haus, Rossi & Robbins dive into the subjects of Publishing and Book Reviews.