Scott Postma

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A Lesson From a Tombstone: Part Two

{If you missed it you can read Part One here.} Wandering among the dated memorials trying to decipher the stories of shades who walked the dusty streets a hundred years before, we came across the most unusual and intriguing tombstone. In one sense, it was very much like the others around […]

A Lesson From a Tombstone: Part One

Midway along our journey from Las Vegas to Reno, my family and I wandered off the highway into a savage and stubborn wilderness to find a rest stop to let the kids take care of business. What we discovered though was a strange piece of history that compelled us to […]

What Constitutes Meaningful Art?

The philosopher and theologian, Francis Schaeffer, once said, Unlike modern man, the men of the day did not live in a splintered world. Art was an intimate part of life. What is represented had more than an aesthetic value divorced from considerations of truth and religious significance. Schaeffer reminds us […]

Two Tips You Can Use Today for Better Reading Comprehension

Some readers are naturally better than others. To be on the bottom end of that spectrum is to be disadvantaged in many respects. After all, as the saying goes: readers are leaders. So what makes the difference? How does one move up the spectrum and improve his or her reading […]

The Inevitable Ride : : a short story

The last thing to enter Gunner Thompson’s mind was how unexpectedly fast the ground rose up to meet him. It was the middle of June and the Nevada air seemed hot as hell. A few hours earlier, the thirty-year-old hedge fund manager had entered the cool lobby of the Stratosphere, made […]

Why We Procrastinate

There’s a Chinese Proverb you’re probably familiar with. It says the best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago… The second best time is today. A tree we planted twenty years ago would be mature and mostly maintenance free. Had we done the work of planting then, we could be relaxing […]

Saturday School: Lesson #12 – Copiousness

Lesson #12 – Copiousness Complete the reading assignment Complete the writing exercise Post your assignment in the comments Share the lesson with a friend Reading Successful speakers and writers know that if they hope to persuade on a given topic, win a legal argument, or move a person to action, […]