The Simplest Way to Make Art

To many people, art is a mystery. It seems like, if you want to be an artist, you have to be creative and artistic. What if I say, there is a simple way to get into the world of art, with a piece of paper and a pair of scissors?

Three Words to Make Up A Story

Jonathan, our Table Topics Master today at Toastmasters meeting, threw a really fun table topics party for us. He brought a bag of small pieces of paper, each with one word on it. Every table topics speaker picks three words, and use them to make up a story.

Make a Living on Nickels and Dimes

I just finished the book “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America” written by Barbara Ehrenreich. It was about her research project how what lives were like for low wage workers in the US. I appreciate her observations and evaluations, and I think many of her evaluations are still valid even in 2015. I found how to improve people living on minimum wage is a practically complicated issue, it’s not as simple as raising minimum wage and force rent to be lower (which could potentially crash the economy), and I’m not even knowledgeable to make valid comments on it, but I believe this has to be addressed. So I’d like to share her book with you, to provoke thoughts and spark new ideas. Discussions are welcomed.

See my blog for the complete speech script.