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Put It Off Until Never

Posted By on Aug 13, 2015

I once heard someone say, “There are a lot of days in the week but someday isn’t one of them.” The second those words entered my ears it became one of my favorite quotes, a mantra by which to live. When I say those words to someone, it usually gets a chuckle or a grin. I don’t use that line to be funny, though. As an author of fiction and some non-fiction, I get lots of people who tell me they wish they could...

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The Relentless Pursuit of Perfection

Posted By on May 13, 2015

Nobody’s perfect. Cliche. But true. A lot of people spend their time trying to reach perfection in various pursuits. Some spend their lives trying to perfect their golf game. Others will use their time trying to learn another language. Still more might spend their days amassing vast amounts of wealth. All of it in the pursuit of, if not perfection, trying to hit some mark they believe is perfect. I know a few writers or would-be...

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How Long Is Long Enough?

Posted By on Mar 29, 2015

I’m afraid of dying. History would suggest that most people are. Down through the ages, mankind has constantly searched for the source of immortality. Legends, myths, and tall tales of supernatural sources that can maintain vitality have existed since the beginning of time. One of the most famous instances was the search for the fountain of youth. Ponce de Leon spent a good deal of his life trying to find it. He scoured the...

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The Most Important Thing You Can Do

Posted By on Feb 22, 2015

I’m not going to get all philosophical and deep today. I know. I tend to do that sometimes. But this blog post will be one of the shortest I’ve written or ever will write simply because I just want to put the message out there. There’s way too much blame going on in the world. People constantly look to blame someone else or something else for their woes. Recently, I watched blame as it tried to tear apart the high...

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Killing Peter Pan

Posted By on Jan 12, 2015

Boys will be boys. Until they¬†can’t be boys anymore. All my life, I believed in the story of Peter Pan. Not the part where he flies or goes to some outlandish fantasy land where he fights pirates with a bunch of other kids who run their own island. Although the boy in me thinks that would be awesome. I always believed in the boy Peter Pan truly was. He was a free spirit, never worried about responsibilities of any kind. He lived...

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You Are What You Do

Posted By on Dec 7, 2014

Through the years, I’ve met tens of thousands of people. Each one of them is a unique story. Some of the stories are grand, wild tales of how they got to where they are. Some are simpler in nature. No matter where I go, people are looking to change their story. Not everyone, mind you. But there is a dissatisfaction in many lives with the way things are. Many friends have told me how they would like to write books like I do....

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