What Can Clutter Tell You?

08.25.2014 GTD

The far end of my desk is currently a mass of paper, notebooks, and folders. It’s actually something like four piles that have fallen together. To the untrained eye it may look like I’m in the middle of something big. But I know better. One pile is my overflowing inbox. The other is a project that will […]

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Writing Assignment: Write About Your Breathing

08.22.2014 writing

One of the most important things for writers to learn is how to observe and record. It’s relatively easy when you’re observing something other than yourself. But when you turn your focus back at yourself can you observe what you’re doing without changing your actions? Take, for instance, your breathing. Breathing is one of the most […]

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Shopping For the Zombie Apocalypse: Long Term Survival Gear From The Antique Store

08.21.2014 Future

In a true apocalypse, zombie or otherwise, one of the main difficulties you’ll face is the lack of power. What good are high tech tools when the lights go out? Yes, you might be able to generate a little power with portable solar panels. You might be able to lug a generator around, but you’ve […]

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Really Good Reasons Why Not To Write—#10 No One Else Will Ever Read It

08.20.2014 writing

That thing that you’re writing? No one will read it. It may never see the light of day. And if published, maybe only a handful of people will ever read it. Maybe your Mom. Cousin Sue won’t even look at it. It’s true. Most of the things that you write will never find their way […]

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Really Good Reasons Why Not To Write—#9 Someone Else Writes Better On This Subject

08.19.2014 writing

It just doesn’t seem possible that your favorite writers can do what they do. And every day you read so many things online that are very, very good. It’s disheartening. How can you ever write as good as they do? Just look at your book shelves. How is it even possible that one person wrote each […]

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