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Blocks and Creativity

The human mind is a dangerous thing. Most times our brains run amok, thinking random crazy thoughts connected to each other by the most tenuous of tangents. Of course, our thoughts also run along habitual furrows created long ago – … Continue reading

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Another Movie Gone Wrong

Taking a bus between northeast Thailand and Bangkok takes hours – usually a good six to seven. To while away the time, I watched a movie. Many of these buses have monitors at each seat and a passenger can watch … Continue reading

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Writing Assumptions

A couple of weeks ago, a friend gave me a copy of a book called “How Will You Measure Your Life?” by Clayton M. Christensen and others. Christensen is a Harvard professor, but the book is essentially, as it’s not … Continue reading

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Digging a hole to China

Almost China, anyway. Thailand is a fascinating country. I have many opportunities to depend on my wife for communication with the people. Nothing seems to make me more aware of my powerlessness than not to be able to share all … Continue reading

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Writing The Breakout Novel

I’ve been tightening the screws on myself and starting on the novel project that I’ve been kicking around for a while. Usually, when I write longer stories, I start out with a three sentence premise, and expand on that. But … Continue reading

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Boy Scouts 101

Last weekend my boys and I went on a Winter Klondike Boy Scout camp. I grew up in Hawaii, but I’ve lived in Colorado for the last four years and more, so I thought I had things handled. Well, I … Continue reading

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Anchor Stones (Or How Do I Know What To Write About In My Stories?)

This is something that I’ve been thinking about for a while and I’ve briefly mentioned it in groups that I’m a part of on LinkedIn and another writers blog. It’s the belief (mine, if you’re wondering), that it’s impossible to … Continue reading

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