Strength To Be Human

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

January 29th, 2020    

Episode 107: Guest Haus Edition w/John Patrick Robbins — Our Literary Influences

The first Guest Haus of 2020 and John and I are chatting about the literary figures that influenced us throughout our lives. There's a few you might share and others will be new and surprising.

January 26th, 2020    

Episode 106: Metal Future — Reflections on Rush

Metal Future is proud to present a first in this year's continual series of reflections on great bands that went into retirement. The first is Canadian progressive rock power trio Rush. Also a few notes on their incredible drummer Neil Peart who died recently of brain cancer.

January 23rd, 2020    

Episode 105: Essentials For An Independent Author

The freedom from being an independent author is an incredible responsibility and a noble gift. I outline briefly on the show my three A's -- Attitude - Attention - Advertise as a method to help focus writers on becoming the best their talents can offer humanity.

January 17th, 2020    

Episode 104: Digital Culture and Modern Literature

In this episode we discuss the positive and negative impact digital culture has had on modern literature.

January 13th, 2020    

Episode 103: Mailbag III

The third episode in the email questions from listener series and the first for the year 2020. Thanks for the compliments and inquiries. Nice to hear some music questions as well.

January 8th, 2020    

Episode 102: Emotional Turbulence and the Writing Process

Emotions like any other vital element of writing needs to be regulated through organization and discipline to allow the writing to not be overtaken in the moment. We strive above all else to create enduring Art. Let us not allow our humanity to stray too far into the chaos that can be this complex world.

January 6th, 2020    

Episode 101: Suspect Language

The deliberate use of deceptive language by governments, corporations or renowned institutions are a direct threat to Democracy. A far greater danger than ditzy politicians who come and go like bad pastries. Suspect language stays in the system, in the minds of average citizens who do no bother to question what is heard or change what they see. Orwell warned us the first signs of a dictatorship is its invasion of language.

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