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3 Questions That Will End the “Plateau”

This post is inspired by the word “transpersonal”, suggested by the Rev. Gaylon McDowell of Christ Universal Temple. — Transpersonal is a term coined by psychologists who wanted to acknowledge the spiritual and ethereal phenomena outside of the normal experience of humankind that affect the evolution of the consciousness of humanity. Trans means “beyond”. There’s …

Things Come Together

A meditation on the word “Synesthesia,” a wordblog suggested by Rich Ejire. — Synesthesia is the condition where a┬ásensation in one area of your body produces a perception in another. In other words, if you smell roses every time you see the color pink (even if there are no roses to be found), you have …

The Inner War

This #wordblog is inspired by Facebook friend Sandra Deal who asked me to blog on “War Veteran”. — — This has been one of the most terrible weeks of my professional life. One of my former students and his little brother were victims of a hit and run. They were walking home from a game …

Grumpy?

John L. Williams, an itinerant professor and lover of all things Albany, Georia, is to thank for this week’s #wordblog inspiration: “curmudgeon”. — It turns out that most people have a reason to be surly. At the time of this writing, unarmed people are being killed in the street, large numbers of the middle class …

Power

Lumumba Shabazz gave me the word “empowered” to blog on– and in light of recent events, it’s divine that the word came up this week. Here’s some perspective: — “Empowered” is a derived word, developed in the 17th century to describe the legal process of giving someone authority, usually dealing with land, money or other …