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Words To Remember During a Terrible Week

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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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Awards, and Why My Insecure Mind Wants Them

          Chuck Wendig has a good take on the annual awards season in which we are now knee-deep: Awards are not infallible. The best book will not always win an award. The best book sometimes won’t … Continue reading

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The Kindness of Strangers

I think this is a wonderful story from The Moth. A celebrity reaches out to a stranger and does a very nice thing just when the stranger needs it most. This particular celebrity had a reputation for being a prickly … Continue reading

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10 Things I’ve Learned From My Latest D&D Campaign

Photo by Alan Alfaro. Used under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 2.0 license. My game group has been involved in a pretty good campaign for several sessions now. My character is a third-level dwarf barbarian  glory-seeker. Given that … Continue reading

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I Can’t Complain, But Sometimes I Still Do (or, My Pet Peeves)

I realize the big holiday has come and gone for another year, but I say, “Let’s keep the spirit of Festivus alive all year long! Let the airing of grievances commence!” Herewith, some of my pet peeves:

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Thoughts on the New Year

  I’m sitting in the Starbucks in Liverpool with my son, who is filling out internship applications, and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue is playing. It’s one of my favorite pieces of music, and it’s good for a writing background. For … Continue reading

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A Blogger’s Lament

It’s been too long since I have made an entry on this site And of great creativity I will not deign to boast For in those stolen moments when jot some thoughts I might, I find myself without ideas for … Continue reading

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