Category Archives: Writing

3 Reasons Why a Blog Post with a Number in the Title is Not Always Satisfying

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Blog posts with a number in the title are more frequently read than others.  It’s true, I am more likely to click on 5 Reasons to Pray than on Reasons to Pray.  (Note: The titles in this post are all random and off the top … Continue reading

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When is it OK to Argue?

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This blog has never carried a controversial tone.  I have intentionally stayed away from topics that might generate a nasty comment thread and not because I am afraid of vigorous debate.  (Ok, I admit I’m not terribly thick-skinned, but I do have … Continue reading

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Life Stage Whiplash

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I stand in a moment between two life stages, and it is a bit whiplash inducing.  We took our youngest back to college for the last time over the weekend.  The empty nest  feels rather permanent this time. I vacillate between … Continue reading

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Sparking and Sustaining Creativity

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Is creativity a flash of brilliance or a sustained effort toward originality?  Perhaps it is both. Saturday’s Wall Street Journal article, “Think Inside the Box,”  challenges prevailing ideas about the creative process.  Drew Boyd and Jacob Goldenberg, authors of Inside the Box: … Continue reading

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I was going to write a blog post, but…

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I was going to write a blog post, but… Both of our sons unexpectedly showed up on Friday night.  Saturday morning, therefore, was happily spent around the kitchen table while Dan sautéed bacon, onions and vegetables for the frittata that would be our brunch.  Yum. … Continue reading

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The Best of Twelve Books in Twelve Weeks

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So far this year, to my delight, I’ve moved twelve books from my extensive list of “books to read” to my annual record of “books I’ve read.” Here are some of the best of my eclectic selections. When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty … Continue reading

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My New Approach to Personal Growth Inspired by a Two-Year-Old

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I’m still pondering the pursuit and practice of balance during this first week in January.  Spiritual equilibrium was the subject of my last post, but the management of input and output in pursuit of growth extends to our personal, emotional and creative lives as … Continue reading

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Time to Live

“…put your desk in the corner, and every time you sit down there to write, remind yourself why it isn’t in the middle of the room.  Life isn’t a support system for art. It’s the other way around.”  Steven King … Continue reading

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