You’ve heard the cliche, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”
It’s crap — as proven by cognitive neuroscience.
Inspired by the book Accidental Magic, the purpose of this blog is to demonstrate it; in other words, to demonstrate the awesome power of words to surprise, shock, titillate, engage, compel, agitate, disturb, oppress, comfort, enliven, and inspire.
I’m Stephen Palmer, the founder and operator of this blog.
The blog is a ritual to stretch my creative muscles, massage my right brain, and hone my writing skills. I choose an interesting vintage photograph, then limit myself to 20 minutes to write the “story” of the photograph.
I’m the founder of Life Manifestos and the author of Uncommon Sense: A Common Citizen’s Guide to Rebuilding America. I’m also a book ghostwriter, a lead generation website architect and copywriter, and a co-founder of The Center for Social Leadership.
I co-authored the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon bestseller Killing Sacred Cows: Overcoming the Financial Myths that are Destroying Your Prosperity. I’m also the co-author of Hub Mentality: Shifting from Business Transactions to Community Interactions.
I’m a graduate and faculty member of Wizard Academy, a non-traditional business school with a heavy emphasis on the art and science of persuasion.
I love gardening, canyoneering, rock climbing, playing basketball, reading, playing with my family, and, of course, writing. I live in southern Utah with my wife and four children.