Category Archives: Writing

Perseverance

Originally posted on Unshakable Hope:
I finished this post on perseverance on the 23rd of last month and was planning to post it the following day. But it seemed that I had another lesson on perseverance to learn and more…

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Journaling for Life

Part Two: How to Write a Life Journal for Present You and Future You (including suggestions on how to use fewer words than this subtitle) I argued in Part One that the future benefits of journaling are at least as … Continue reading

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Castles in the Air

Which type are you? P.S. That’s a photo (not a painting) of a real hot air balloon created by a renowned European craftsman. He dreamed it and built it! “The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, … Continue reading

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Journaling for Life

Part One: Why Keep a Life Journal? “In the diary you find proof that in situations which today would seem unbearable, you lived… We may be wiser because we are able to look back upon our former condition.” ~Franz Kafka … Continue reading

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A Satisfied Cat

It’s hoodie weather. Finally! (I’m a t-shirt guy, but a t-shirt without a hoodie is like tights without a cape, right?)  Anyway, as I sat hoodied and warm in my armchair this morning, an afghan draped across my legs (knitted, … Continue reading

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A Note to My Virtuous Friends

“To do good is noble, but to teach others to do good is nobler…and much less trouble.” ~Mark Twain Many of us who are writers and teachers hope, I suspect, to affirm our own nobility by telling others how to … Continue reading

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In Praise of the Pencil

It is the most sophisticated communication device ever created, with its own built-in replacement cartridge and delete feature. No, I’m not talking about the computer, I’m talking about the pencil. The modern pencil was invented in 1795 by Nicholas-Jacques Conte, … Continue reading

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