Once More to the Lake

I stumbled upon Once More to the Lake by E.B. White today. It chronicles his pilgrimage back to a lakefront resort he visited as a child. When I think of E.B. White, I can’t help but recall fond memories from Charlotte’s Webb. There is nothing wrong with this. It is an amazing book (one of my favorites), […]

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Translations

I came across this in Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living by Krista Tippett: “When Moses at the burning bush says to God, “Who are you?” God says to him three words: “Hayah asher hayah.” Those words are mistranslated in English as “I am that which I am.” But in Hebrew, it […]

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Writing Tools 

Writers try all sorts of tools, anything to improve or just stall between takes. Hey, procrastination happens. Go with it. I’ve been playing around with Phraseology the past couple of days. It’s made by the folks at Agile Tortoise. Without doing a little digging, it can be hard to find. It’s not front and center […]

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The Perfect Desk

For years, I’ve been on the quest to find the perfect desk. Antique stores. Auctions. Amish outlets. I built the one I’m sitting at today. It’s made of oak, sanded and stained. I didn’t want drawers, no places for the writing demons to hide. Instead, I drilled in a set of hooks to hold my […]

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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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