Poetry: Expect Nothing by Alice Walker

Expect Nothing by Alice Walker Expect nothing. Live frugally On surprise. become a stranger To need of pity Or, if compassion be freely Given out Take only enough Stop short of urge to plead Then purge away the need. Wish for nothing larger Than your own small heart Or greater than a star; Tame wild disappointment With caress unmoved and cold Make of it a parka For your soul. Discover the reason why So tiny ………

Guest Blog: Read Things That You Enjoy, Not Things That Make You Look Smart

I started reading “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu; that was about a month ago and I am still reading it. I know that doesn’t sound too shameful but the truth is that it’s not a very long book. My edition only has 99 pages and so far it’s taken me over a month to read. Why am I persisting you ask? Well because it’s one of those books. You know, the type of ………

Poetry: All The World’s A Stage by William Shakespeare

How have I gone this long without featuring the Bard? – Sacrilege. All The World’s A Stage by William Shakespeare All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms. Then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel And shining morning ………