About the Author

about the Writer, Richard Owusu

This is a blog of a Writer, Philosopher, Teacher, Entrepreneur and an Influential thinker. This site is designed to interact, inform, inspire, entertain and positively influence society and the world at large. It does this by presenting critical issues of life mainly through God’s word and philosophical thinking in a very unique writing style that is sure to excite readers. Just like Albertus Magnus (a philosopher and a teacher of St. Thomas Aquinas), the author believes that in order to make the word of God relevant in the face of growing pagan knowledge and science, Christian faith must be grounded in philosophy and science. This approach will appeal much to those who love to be scientific, principled, intellectual, sequencial and logical in their understanding and approach to issues. However, it is important to add that this approach is not to relegate faith, God’s power and wonders, which can sometimes be difficult to scientifically explain. On the contrary, the author believes that the journey of philosophy and science can help and gradually lead people to the place of ‘aporia’ (difficulty, uncertainty, puzzlement) where they realize the limitations of their minds and their human weaknesses, thereby making them appreciate God much more as their minds get renewed.

So if you love God’s word, philosophy, critical thinking, something that will challenge your mind, style in writing; I welcome you to my blog.

THE PERSON THE WRITER

A writer and a philosopher in the order of Paul the apostle and St. Thomas Aquinas.

• I wish I was the first to admit I know nothing, but it appears Socrates was the first to do so.

• I write like I know much and relate like I know not.

• My ways may be soft and gentle but my decisions are firm and sturdy.

• Instead of telling what to do, I prefer telling why to do what to do.

• As flesh is to bones, my aim is to put language to feelings.

• I pick up eighty percent of my philosophy or messages from experience. Everyday as I journey towards destiny, God drops lessons and ideas on my path.

• If you are a writer and you don’t quickly learn that you don’t write for everybody, you won’t get far, especially when the critics come in.

• I write to express the feelings of the lonely.

• It is not words I write but ideas. Words are the means by which I convey my ideas. And if I am a writer, it is because of how I use words to convey my ideas.

• If writing be a disease then its symptoms are ideas and I’m suffering from them.

• If ideas trouble my mind, I cure them by writing them away.

Writing is a major way I use to clear my mind out of excess ideas.

• Writing is a way I get to open the dam of my mind to free it from excess ideas, lest my mind gets breached by the enormous pressure the excess ideas bares on it.

• When a balloon is inflated with too much air it bursts. When the mind hoards too many thoughts, it gets stressed up and suffers. I have to write some away to free the mind, then there will be space for fresh thoughts to come in.

If my personality is not impressive as my writings, it is because I sometimes assume to know nothing or to understand little when I am relating with others, so that I can also learn from them. It is in my writings that I seek to make some impact out of the experience and knowledge I gather from my association with people. I believe some of the churches in Corinth also had similar perception about apostle Paul’s personality. So Paul in his letter to the Corinthians in chapter 10:9-11, responded by saying, “I do not want to seem to be trying to frighten you with my letters. For some say, ‘His letters are weighty and forceful, but in person he is unimpressive and his speaking amounts to nothing.’ Such people should realize that what we are in our letters when we are absent, we will be in our actions when we are present.”

• Writing is a way I imprison ideas from coming back to haunt my mind.

• Writing is for me a process of mental decongestion.

• Writing is well cooked if and only if it is edited until it can be edited no more.