Speechwriting: Corporate, Weddings, Retirement

8/15/16

Joie de vivre

Joie de vivre. I don't know French, but I just learned this phrase. It translates to "the joy of living."

We're alive. I am. You are.

Why no joy? Well, I have joy. Especially joy. I Thessalonians 5, for those of you who read and try to live out the Bible says, "Be joyful always."

Mr. Trump. Mrs. Clinton. Lots of strife in the world. There's ISIS out there trying to scare people into whatever nonsense they believe. It goes on and on.

Joy transcends strife. It is something we decide.

There's a Wikipedia page dedicated to it. Learn more there.

6/24/16

Leap Into The Unknown

I saw the phrase "leap into the unknown" in a CBS interview involving the #brexit Britain EU question. While I've no qualified opinion on that difficult question, I like the phrase itself.

That's what any writer does -- any creative of any sort. Not just creatives, I'm sure, but that's my world.

I've decided to use a website with that domain to publish various thoughts on bold creativity. It'll reach into related topics, but that's the gist.

Take a look:

http://www.leapintotheunknown.com/

Please share, like, an otherwise get the word out.

1/11/16

David Bowie: A Sort of Eulogy & Blackstar Review

Anyone awake now knows David Bowie is dead. I learned when Kevin Max, a musician around my age, posted a quick note around 1 a.m. Chicago-time. Max only showed a picture and a quick “RIP” and a word or two. No names. No links to Bowie’s official page or some story in the New York Times. What else could he say? It was more than I wanted to know. I wanted to believe he was caught up in one of those horrid hoaxes. I wanted to believe that Ziggy Stardust would never die...

Here's the full piece: https://www.facebook.com/notes/anthony-trendl-writer/david-bowie-a-sort-of-eulogy/1008427625904986

My review of Blackstar on Amazon. "Haunting, Mysterious, Beautiful, Heartbreaking" http://amzn.to/1TPN75Q