Bet On Inspiration & Inspiration May Bet On You

Inspiration, now there’s a big ol’ beast of a word to spark a conversation. How many times have we been mocked or mocked others for waiting for inspiration, for the muse to show up? How many people are already out there talking about it and […]

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Did You Have an Accident or Make a Mistake?

The first time I ever argued semantics was with my mother when I was about five. I’d done something I wasn’t supposed to do – like any other five-year-old in the history of everything ever – and when things had gone sideways (surprise, surprise) I […]

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In the Wake of Tragedy

Any time we tell a story about ourselves, it is a story of how we are a hero (in order that we might build ourselves up) or a victim (so that we might garner sympathy and create deeper bonds in our relationships). We do not […]

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I’m Not the Only Goose in Town

I am not nor have I ever been a very big fan of Aesop. What I mean to say is that too many of our long-held misperceptions of various animals, and by extension our fellow man, are stupid-harmful. So many of his fables would progress […]

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Egg Drop Soup: The Five-Finger Method for Getting a Grip

It’s one of those easier-said-than-done things, right? Everybody’s cooing “Priorities …” in one ear, and yelling “GOALS” in the other. Get the balance right and you’re “assured” a healthy, happy, and meaningful life because the world will be your “oyster.”

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What Makes a Life Lucky?

Some people have an unnecessary aversion to luck. I met a woman who works in a gorgeous library, writes adolescent literature in her spare time, and was planning on attending an upcoming conference of the Society of Children’s Books Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI). I said […]

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Stay-Laces: Issues With Personal Back-Story

Inner critics are noisy buggers that don’t know how to let up, but are crazy-good at learning. Any time anyone says anything critical of you or someone you consider to be similar to yourself, your inner critic is listening in and building up their artillery. […]

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