Scott Postma

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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, […]

Saturday School: Lesson #11 – Putting It All Together

Lesson #11 – Putting It All Together Complete the reading assignment Complete the writing exercise Post your assignment in the comments Share the lesson with a friend Reading Before moving on, let’s review all that we’ve learned and put it into practice. Writing is rhetoric, and rhetoric rightly understood is […]