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Don’t Get Mad. Make It Up. It started out as a joke, a silly way for us to blow off steam. We invented something out…

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When it comes to professional development, how long does a training have to be? The answer of course is, it depends. Imagine preparing to teach…

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Video. When I watch myself in a video it’s sort of an out-of-body experience; is that really me on the screen? Do I look like…

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Each holiday, my wife puts out HoliDog. This cute little bit of fluff gets gussied up depending on the holiday. Last month it was a pumpkin…

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Toy Robot

Have you see Flippy, the robot designed to manage the fryer in fast food restaurants? It’s pretty amazing until you watch it for a few minutes and…

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The best writers–creative and business–understand the importance AND POWER OF TIME I’m waiting for the plumber to arrive. Ever since our revered plumber/friend Larry retired,…

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I don’t believe in “writers block,” although that doesn’t stop me from whining about not being able to write. Clearly, I’m not the only one.…

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London Tube mind the gap

Have you ever ridden the London tube? “Mind the Gap” is what you hear over the loudspeaker every time the Tube stops and the doors…

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Creative arguments It is a fact widely known that I like to argue. Debate might be a better word because a good debater must understand…

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Why would you write something if there wasn’t a need for it? If you write mostly for work, it’s a fair question. Yet, we do…

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Podcasts are all the rage and they feel like one of those those pop culture things that I just don’t get. I’m not trying to…

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Semicolons aren’t so bad. But that whole don’t end a sentence with a preposition really gets me, sort of. And what exactly is a run-on…

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I’d rather just skip a meal if I can’t think of what to make or I don’t have something easy already prepared. Hmm, sounds a…

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“Some words have a meaning to them that we don’t often think about but yet still affects us, which has applications to persuasion, social influence…

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How much time do you waste? Tons, I feel like I never get anything done None, my mind is always focused and I’m always getting…

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MY LATEST CRUSH I’m not going to say it’s an addiction, but I do like flitting from one app to the next. When it comes…

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Planner vs Pantser?

This is an age-old difference of opinion in the world of creative writing: To outline before writing or to just start writing and trust the…

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I’m not the type who mutters to herself. There is already so much conversation in my head that I have no need to actually verbalize…

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We once worked with a real estate agent who said to us, “buyers are liars.” She explained that we’ll tell her we absolutely need to…

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  “I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” ―…

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