12 Tips to Help Alleviate Shyness
Aug03

12 Tips to Help Alleviate Shyness

“I never wish to offend, but I am so foolishly shy, that I often seem negligent, when I am only kept back by my natural awkwardness.” – Jane Austen Nearly half of all Americans claim to be shy. (Psychology Today) Some are so acutely shy that any social event or interaction is nothing less than an unscalable wall. If you are shy, know that there’s nothing wrong with you, even though it may seem that way. It’s now time...

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Arthur Rhames: Defining Greatness
Aug01

Arthur Rhames: Defining Greatness

Before meeting Arthur Rhames, his legendary status had preceded him. Even though he was only in his early twenties at the time, he was probably the most talked about up-and-coming musician on the New York scene. Arthur, with a heralded virtuosity on the piano, guitar, and saxophone, possessed incredible promise for a successful career. His musical goal was to extend the work of John Coltrane and the great masters of Jazz. His career...

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THEY Are Not the Enemy
Jul17

THEY Are Not the Enemy

“By our trust in the divine beauty in every person we develop that beauty in ourselves.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan   In Circle and Spear’s short life, it has already hosted readers from 88 countries. After the USA, Canada, and Europe, the subsequent largest readership is in Russia and Saudi Arabia. Today, after receiving 1000+ Twitter followers from Russia, Turkey, Kuwait, Iran, and Saudi Arabia, memories of my trip to...

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Discussions on Creativity: Part 2. Programming Adaptive Cognition and Creative Motivation
May21

Discussions on Creativity: Part 2. Programming Adaptive Cognition and Creative Motivation

Within the coming score of years, we will find ourselves on the precipice of significant technological and social innovation, some produced because of our scientific curiosities, and others burst upon us. Although discussing programming creativity into an Artificial Super Intelligence is still premature, it surely is a topic that will eventually have its day. In Part One, it was noted that if we aim to program computers to possess a...

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Discussions on Creativity: Part 1. Programming ASI and the Creative Mind
Apr22

Discussions on Creativity: Part 1. Programming ASI and the Creative Mind

With strides being made each year on the march towards Artificial Super Intelligence, we can’t help but wonder what the possibilities for the future are. Within our lifetimes, many computer scientists believe that we’ll see the advent of computers that can function on the level of the human brain and beyond. With this new resource, will we be able to program machines to have creative thought to further our needs? Will it...

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Can We Increase Our Intelligence?
Apr15

Can We Increase Our Intelligence?

From the beginning, we have been told that we come into this world with a certain amount of innate intelligence. Many people believe that creativity is something one either has or doesn’t have. So, we accept this as fact and learn to live and work with what we have. What if all this were not true? What if we could learn to increase our brain function and intelligence? What if we could activate our intuitive and creative powers?...

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