Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund – Remembering Those Who Served (Guest Post)

Michael Anthony Best Of, Politics / News, Politics / News 4 Comments

My name is Jan C Scruggs, Founder and President of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. 30 years ago, I helped build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. This monument healed millions with the engravings on a black granite wall.  Now, I am taking those names and putting a story and picture behind it in a new museum on the National Mall in Washington, …

Five Tips to Writing an MFA Personal Statement

Michael Anthony Best Of, Blogishness, Blogishness, Self Improvement / Healthy Living, Writing 9 Comments

So, I’ve decided to get myself an MFA in creative writing.  I’m applying to four different universities and I’ve been killing myself for the past few weeks trying to write my personal statement.  I’ve been scouring the web, reading books, talking to people and doing everything possible.  I’ve done over a dozen drafts and here’s what I’ve learned so far: …