Category Archives: Writing

Tips for Writers: Making Gradual Miracles

Cloudzilla! A sign from God? “The only kind of writing is rewriting.” ~Ernest Hemingway Five years ago, I got the good news that, after a one year delay, my comedy monster movie Notzilla had been greenlighted (received financing)! The not-so-good … Continue reading

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Love Is Irrational

Originally posted on Walking the path:
Don and Jo 1967 (2-minute read) I love my wife. Why? I don’t know; I just do. I can tell you why I like her or admire her. I have reasons for those, but…

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Aging Gracefully

Originally posted on Scarlett's BPD Corner:
Oh, to age gracefully. How many times have you heard this term? It seems that we hear/read it more and more these days, as people seem to be obsessed with physical beauty, cosmetic…

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Tips for Writers: Learn to Love the Burn

The key to building muscles, oddly enough, is to regularly and repeatedly expose yourself to pain. Not too much, not too little. Too much—torn muscles, tendonitis, bone spurs—is bad news. Too little is no news at all. Muscles grow when … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

Originally posted on neihtn:
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Lessons From a Dogwood

Originally posted on flashlight batteries – Ali Grimshaw:
“Nature does not hurry yet everything is accomplished.” -Lao Tzu a flower can be a poem all by itself color replacing gray newsroom days each petal, lined hues of good news the…

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Originally posted on Outrageously Erratic:
I no longer know where I am supposed to go, but the world is still in motion, and it feels inane to live with a terrible, crippling feeling of profound dissociation that doesn’t subside even…

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Tips for Writers: Write What You Know?

A successful writer friend once went tiradical on me when I mentioned the literary admonition, “Write what you know.” “I hate that!” she shouted. “Why?” “It restricts you! What if you want to write about something you’ve never experienced?” Interestingly, … Continue reading

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How to Greet People in Different Countries

Originally posted on SUITCASE Travel Blog:
Traveling is a fascinating way to discover cultures, traditions, folklore, and customs from around the world. ? Lots of incredible things we have learned during our trips and this valuable experience has become even…

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10 Terrible Pieces of Life Advice We’ve All Received or Probably Given Others

My Featured Blogger this week is life coach to millennials and mid-career executives, Bachir Bastien. Born in Haiti and now living in Taiwan, Bachir earned his master’s degree in Management Science from National Chiao Tung University. He conducts workshops tied … Continue reading

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