Category Archives: Essays

How To Get Unstuck

Are you feeling stuck, at least in some areas of your life? I know that I always feel like there’s some part of my life that’s not progressing the way I think it should be. Writing, weight loss goals, career … Continue reading

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On Understanding Other People

He wouldn’t stop talking. He was average height, with a gray beard and hair. He wore glasses and a Bluetooth device over his right ear. When I teach a class, I’m normally the only man in the room wearing a … Continue reading

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The Art of Juggling Writing Projects

Photo by Gabriel Rojas Hruska. Used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 license. Tee Morris discusses a problem that most of us struggle with – too many projects going on: You’ve got project upon project, and suddenly you are at … Continue reading

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On Our Devotion To Sports Teams

The axe fell on my beloved Syracuse University Orange men’s basketball team last Friday. After an investigation that commenced when my oldest son was a high school senior (he is now a practicing attorney,) the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s committee … Continue reading

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My Backlog of Books To Read

People tell me that life allegedly slows down during the hot summer months. Given that I have yet to eat dinner before 8 p.m. this week, I feel a bit skeptical about that statement. However, let’s stipulate that it might … Continue reading

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Thoughts on ‘A Christmas Carol’

It’s a classic fantasy story, with ghosts and time travel. It’s a story of hope and redemption, showing that there is good even in the worst of us, and no matter how badly you’ve messed up, there is always time to set things right. Continue reading

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On Religion and Human Tragedy

Today, one preacher had a golden opportunity to reach out to his listeners and give them the warmth of God’s love. And he blew it. Continue reading

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Top 10 Things I Love About Dragon*Con

Continuing my re-cap of Dragon*Con, here are the top 10 things I like about it. Continue reading

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Dragon*Con 2010: Costumes

I have concluded that there are two types of people who attend Dragon*Con: Those who seize those four days every Labor Day weekend to cast their inhibitions to the wind, put on the costume of their choice, and become someone else; and people who don’t, people whose idea of dressing up is a T-shirt with a funny logo on it. Continue reading

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