Talent: How to tell if you have it

(Warning: This is a long post, and not for the faint of heart. No sugar-coating, here.) The first thing I want to say is that talent is a gift, not an accomplishment. Accomplishments are achieved through effort. No effort: no credit. Using one’s talent to achieve something impressive usually requires some effort, maybe even quite

Truth, Justice, and the Happy Ending

My brother says the main difference between “great” literature and the rest of it is that great literature isn’t allowed to have a happy ending. If there’s a happy ending to it, it automatically isn’t great. Of course he’s being a little facetious, but not much. There does seem to be some truth in the