Thursday, February 2, 2017
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
The Latin sum (rhymes with room) translates to "I am."
Sum is "a state of being."
This is not to be confused as a verb such as
I am writing.
I am eating healthy foods.
I am loving my family.
I am packing for a family trip.
I am having a romantic dinner.
I am taking a walk.
I am enjoying the view from here.
I am grateful for this day
Regardless of if you are a mother, father, sister, brother, writer, accountant, teacher, child, black, white, rebulican, democrate, christian, muslim, greek, swimmer, runner, or any other affiliation or designation. Sum is simple entire.
That is all.
A complete sentence.
A complete thought.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
When the words present and presentation are brought to mind, images of light shows, power points, lectures, and other performances surface.
However, the verb present (pronounced pri-zent) means to furnish or endow, to bring, to give, to hand over, to introduce, to come to show. In the purest sense of the word, presenting is simply a notion of bringing ideas into someone's presence.
Present, used as a verb, is a combination of Old French and Medieval Latin influence. The word marries the ideas of offering and presently.
Writing is merely a presentation. Words are committed to page as an offering to a reader.
The work one does is what is presented to the commonwealth. Indeed, the involuntary act of living is a presentation. One's life can be noted, bookmarked, remarked upon, remembered, ignored, or bypassed.