Mahatma Gandhi was born in Porbander, Gujrat, India in October 02, 1869. He was the preeminent Indian nationalist in the Colonial era. Gandhi led India to independence by non-violent means and civil disobedience
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle:
Born in March 14th 1879, Albert Einstein needs no introduction, his spheres of influence encompasses both art and science, in 1921 he won a Noble Prize or his contributions to Theoretical Physics, and particularly for the discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect. There was nothing particular controversial about Einstein, except one wants to delve into why like other scientist that helped developed the atomic weapon, turned out to be the strongest critics of the weapon. He died in April 18th 1955.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present:
Bil Keane, real name William Aloysius Keane was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The United States in October 5th 1922. He was a cartoonist notable for his work on the long-running newspaper comic The Family Circus, which began its run in 1960 and continues in syndication. He died in November 08, 2011.
The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference:
Eliezer Wiesel was born in Romania in September 30th 1928 to an American parents. Apart from his works as a novelist he was also a famous Holocaust survivor. In the memoir, Night, he described his experiences during the Holocaust and his imprisonment in concentration camps. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986 as a “messenger to mankind.” He died in July 2nd 2016
It is never too late to be what you might have been:
George Eliot, real name nee Mary Ann Evans, was born in Warwickshire, The United Kingdom in November 22nd 1819. She was abandoned by her father for abandoning her religious believes, but that was just a tip of more controversies to follow as she later entered a free union with George Henry Lewes, editor of The Leader at a time when it was a serious taboo for an un-divorced man or woman to establish such relationship. Her career as a fiction writer boosted in the 1850s, Middlemarch written in 1871 is one of her most famous works. She died in December 22nd 1880.
Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself:
George Bernard Shaw was born in Dublin, Ireland in July 26, 1856. He was a playwright and a journalist, more significantly he was a socialist. Also he briefly ventured in politics working in London County Council. He died in November 02, 1950.
People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything:
Thomas Sowell was born in June 30th 1930 in North Carolina, USA. He is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He dropped out of high school and served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He received a bachelor’s degree, graduating magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1958 and a master’s degree from Columbia University in 1959. In 1968, he earned his Doctorate in Economics from the University of Chicago. An advocate of the Supply Side Economy (Lower tax/reduce regulations), Sowell has written more then 30 books.
Wonders of the Default Mode Network and how we can do more by doing nothing.
For over an hour I struggled in vain to begin a story on the Rite of Passage. I had a vague idea how the story should go, but how to begin it was a challenge. Instead of just sitting there scribbling endlessly, I decided to go and clean the handrail, I was going to do some laundry, and our cloth hangers are too small for the bed sheet, so I would use the handrail to spread the bed sheet.
While cleaning the handrail, the opening scenes of my story began illuminating in my mind; continue reading
How you can still achieve your New Year Resolution with last-minute changes
Every day is a good day when you have a goal
Set goals so that you have many reasons to get up each day. As a living being you need something to drag you towards to the future, a reason to get up every morning. Essentially, purpose is the precursor to success. continue reading
Get up to 40% on MacBooks from eBay, and do it with some assurance.
Shopping is still better done in the traditional stores because you can physically inspect a merchandise before spending your money.
With that said, shopping online comes with a lot of conveniences, but not trust. A lot of times products are not what they pictures says they are, in fact a lot of online dealers conveniently sideline altruism when trading online.
Using the same tips on Shopping Online Safely, here are some of the best MacBooks deals on eBay today. Up to 20% discount, but also filtered from the best rated stores.
Save up to 20% on MacBooks from one of eBay’s best rated stores; Big Value Inc.
Google AdSense is depreciated: But you can still easily add Google ads manually, by creating ad codes and placing them on your website.
The official plugin for Google AdSense is no longer available in the WordPress program. Google decided that they could better support WP publishers “through new innovative features like their automatic ad formats and other upcoming initiatives”. I am eagerly waiting for these upcoming initiatives, automated ads alone might not be enough. Nevertheless, we can still create new ads from the Adsense homepage. continue reading
Paste WordPress: How to paste to WordPress editor without losing your text organization.
If you are publishing online with WordPress, sometimes you might want to copy and paste from Microsoft word to the WordPress visual editor.
Even though it is very simple, it still took me a while to figure out how to paste to WordPress from Microsoft, without disorganizing my text. I love plug-ins – they are great. But I don’t want to use them for every little thing.
If you paste directly into the visual editor, your text will be messed up by WordPress inbuilt codes.
The solution is to paste into the text editor instead of the visual editor. After that you can go back to the visual editor and continue with your editing. That is the only way to keep the orientation of your text in order.
The diagram below gives a visual illustration of what I mean.
Writer’s block and Procrastination are two most common problems for writers. How to get over it varies depending on who you ask.
Writer’s block and procrastination often come up in discussion among authors. Although they are not a major threat to a writer:s career, it is the variety of solutions proffered for getting over them that interests me. Sometimes writer’s block and procrastination are considered the same problem, but I think they are practically different. My understanding of procrastination is an act of delaying a project completion beyond its due date. Mostly for no substantive reason. Please compare for yourself the Dictionary.com’s definition of procrastination and postponement. continue reading
The Craft of Writing: Two blogs with most of the prompts you need to light up your creativity
Writing is a tough hobby, and there are times of complete blackout when a writer can’t think of any topic. His spirit could be willing, but for some reason his mind can’t get the right vibe. Fortunately, a writer facing such predicament can summon some prompts, and with its inspiration break the siege beclouding his creativity. Call them magic wands, and you had be right. I want to recommend two solid blogs for writing prompts, and how they can power your writing Craft.
Using capitalization to improve a creative writing.
Capitalization of words in the middle of a sentence is a form of literary device. One reason fiction writers sometimes circumvents conventional writing standard, is to evoke certain emotion or reaction from a reader. So by breaching the strict rules of capitalization, a writer can also create a desired impression in a reader. continue reading
How you can write your own original story with your own fresh ideas.
Anyone can write an original story. It is often said that we all the same story, but there is always something peculiar to us, and that is the thing makes our story original. There is a little merit to the notion that new ideas don’t exist. Actually that is a characteristics of a lazy writer, and a rather flimsy excuse for copying another person’s work. Just to be clear, there is nothing wrong with imitation, after all it is funniest form of flattery. continue reading