So clever, on Wikipedia, “Homunculus (masculine, Latin for "little human", plural: "homunculi"; from the diminutive of homo)”, which took me into rambling thoughts: "what would we do without Wikipedia", and "that’s another controversy about how it used to be and the here and now" to "I'm not about good-old-times. Women were second-class citizens and cowboys had their way in their way. I like today. Online media and friends, one never meets, form across lands and time; it feels Einsteinian: all is here and now, or Between Here and Now (Planxty Melissa) Einstein's Little Homunculus."
Rosenblatt's book and PBS, moved my heart for sure; thus I repost: In the video, Rosenblatt says "the noun carries its own power". Quotes Emerson, “the speaking language of things” and Twain,“the difference between the word and the right word is the difference between the light bug and the lighting”. Adds, “Writing is an important art is important for itself”. It is for people who love the work and want to do it. "Writers need praise and encouragement rather than discouragement." Reasons Rosenblatt writes: “1) to make suffering endurable 2) evil intelligible 3) justice desirable 4) love possible.“ He stresses that "writing must be useful” to be useful is the only standard that matters. A writer must strive for “anticipation rather than imagination, suspense rather than surprise and to write with precision and restraint”.
I now need to go do one thing at a time, even if its fun to stir many pots.... enough.
Links in the article: http://to.pbs.org/zJyEXt , http://amzn.to/AlQH7C, http://bit.ly/x4iLkR