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Distractions R Us

If you’re bothering to read this, I hope it will furnish you with a positive distraction … maybe even inspire…

False Starts

If I were using a typewriter, my floor around the trashcan would be littered with crumpled wads of paper. But…

Digging in the Dirt

In order to keep myself refreshed and in the hunt for new ideas, I’m constantly reading. Sometimes I get so…

Wherever You Go …

In order to accomplish several goals, I embarked on a 5-week drive-about from mid-June to mid-July. Number one: escape the…

The Taxman Cometh

As April 15th approaches, I’m reminded of one of my favorite songs: “Taxman.” George Harrison wrote it 50 years ago,…

What Are You Grateful For?

I can’t remember where I heard this, but it’s a good question. While it reeks of New Age emotionalism, I’ll…

Better & Better

Except for the frustration that, for me, always accompanies software updates and social media profile editing, I’m having a pretty…

Reaching Out

Last week, I was honored to once again join St. John’s School on its annual 8th grade field trip to…

Finding Balance

Sometimes when I read the paper or watch the news, I get excited and imagine that my book The Contest…

Back to the Basics

I’m rarely at a loss for words, but that’s where I find myself lately. I place a premium on truth…

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