The beginning for a writer is the journal. I say this because it is the testing grounds for all your styles and ideas. If you do not keep a journal, it will be hard for you to be a good writer in almost any field.
You should write a little every day if you want to cultivate your literary skills. That's the beauty of a journal... because you don't need a revolutionary idea or original thought to write a successful entry into your journal. Other types of writing are not as forgiving; when you write poetry when you don't feel poetic or a story when you don't feel inspired, you will likely not turn out highly artistic words.
Good Memories from the Badlands
Photos from my trip to Killdeer and Medora in Western North Dakota.
The black, white and red of the colorblind society
An essay noting the state of the civil rights movement in the wake of Rosa Park's death.
Ban the Plan-O-Gram
Humorous call for the downfall of the Plan-O-Gram.
A World Without Pain
An essay in reaction to the New Orleans disaster following hurricane Katrina.
John Dewey Site Launched
A new John Dewey reference site was loaded today.
Essay on creative arts and the true value of art and creativity.
Scams to make you feel cool
Scams I almost fell for... Poetry.com and Manchester Who's Who
Misconceptions on Privacy Invasion
An essay defending the government's right to spy on the public.
An essay on the extinction of the Renaissance Man or polymath in human history.
Astrology As I See It
A skeptical essay on astrology.