Although Thomas Edison remains a hotly debated character, he is generally considered a creative genius. He is also considered by many the greatest inventor ever to live. He once said,

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

Edison’s Light Bulb Moment

This is the creative tenacity that leads to…

“I have failed over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” -Michael Jordan

During my time on this planet, I have rarely tasted the sweet nectar of success. But I have had plenty of experience with failure.

It has been this extensive experience that has allowed me to see failure as an opportunity.

One of the most recent and tremendous failures…

The Music of My Youth Influenced Generations

In light of recent events, it seems to be as important as ever to celebrate African-American culture. One of the many amazing contributions of this historically oppressed group is hip-hop, which not only gave birth to an immensely popular genre of music but inspired millions of people across the globe.

I remember, as a child, my parents taking me to Main Street in the little village of Sherman, NY every year to see old men marching in tight pea-green and ash-grey uniforms with rifles resting on their shoulders, but they were not what interested me about Memorial Day. What excited…

Loren Mayshark

Award-winning author of Death: An Exploration (2016) and Academic Betrayal (April 2017). For more info please visit:

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