Writing Spots

There is a saying in business. Location. Location. Location. The choice matters for restaurants and retail. In Peoria, IL (most know it as the Center of the Known Universe), there is an oft abandoned spot near War Memorial Drive where restaurants open only to die months later. Prime example, folks normally flock in droves to […]

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Seize the Day

Carpe diem 

In life, religious books can serve as a guide to live. These are old texts, manuals that have stood the test of time. Over the winter, I went to Arizona for Spring Training and attended Sunday service. No, it wasn’t the church of baseball. Rarely, do I take the time to attend on vacation. I’m […]

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Switch and the Glory Days

The Nintendo Entertainment System. After growing up with Atari, this beast of an electronic device came along to change and remake an industry. I was used to Pitfall Harry and fighting endless hordes of Centipedes. With Mario, there was a princess to save, hidden coins to discover, and warps to different worlds. This was gaming […]

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Pepper’s Ghost

Completed in 1969, the Haunted Mansion maybe one of Disney’s greatest creations. Imagineers spent ten years bouncing around ideas before settling on the final version of the ride. When I was a kid, this was my favorite attraction at Disney World. It wasn’t one of the mountains-Splash, Space, or Thunder. Pirates of the Carribean was […]

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Making a Claim

Copyright. It’s an important concept for any writer, creative, or organization. Because there are few things in life worse than getting robbed, I guard my work behind firewalls and encryption. I’ve been known to use vaults and safe deposit books too. This is probably silly. At times, I wonder if these barriers are simply a […]

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The Project Equation

A year ago, I jotted this down at the coffee shop. At the start, only drawing boxes trying to be playful. Then, I decided to up it a notch and create the equation for the perfect project. Or, use it for anything: career moves, moving to a far off land, going on vacation. I became […]

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