Other 2018 Articles

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Knowing vs Understanding

William B. Yeats—Irish poet—said John Stuart Mill—philosopher of democracy—had a good handle on where good prose comes from when he said—I’m paraphrasing—”rhetoric is spoken but poetry is overheard.” I think he means that poetry is what you get when you’re not trying too hard.  Have you ever said “wow, I should write that down, that’s…

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Why The Routine?

Something strange happens through repetition.  Something hidden breaks free.  We know there is magic in ordinary, simple, everyday things.  The first time a child learns that what he sees and hears and experiences, every day, is an illusion containing deeper mysteries, is when he discovers the strangeness of his own name. One day, for no…

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How To Beat Anxiety

The only thing I can control is how hard I work at something I believe is good. After law school a lawyer I know told me studying was a great stress reliever.  I’m sorry, what?  I was prepping for the California bar exam.  Wouldn’t half a day of Seinfeld reruns be a better stress reliever? …

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21st Century Man

The truck broke down and the desert stretched for miles in all directions, as far as they could see.  The two men doubted they’d be rescued after their water ran out and had decided to try and walk out the way they’d driven in.  But they hadn’t driven in straight, or anything close to it. …

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Good Fiction Is More Important Than Ever

This time it’s different.  The next time you think you’ve been here before, remember that you haven’t.  It’s different this time.  This goes whether you are satisfied or disappointed to be where you are.  Maybe you are making a career move, or facing illness, or losing something important, or gaining something wonderful, or whatever is…

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Maybe This Is True

“If change happens easily, it’s easily undone.  This is good when it is good and bad when it is bad.” “Health should not be squandered.  Each day of health is a gift to be taken advantage of.  If you don’t extend your line of battle on good days what will you do on bad ones?”…

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Traveling Light

There is a place in America that feels freer than the others.  It’s an escape and it’s far enough away that it feels strange.  The summertime Mountains of Colorado. Maybe you can get there when you still have your youth.  Nothing can replace the smell of the air when you are breathing your bones in…

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Fishing For All The Feels

It used to be that the way you got famous was by catching a big fish.  The world was wide and large.  The small towns that made the world had newspapers.  And those newspapers were farm teams for the bigger newspapers.  Sometimes, something horrible would happen and that was reported.  But good things would happen…

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A Close Read of Melville

  A Close Read of Melville What I like about writing is the complexity teased out and wrestled with in seemingly ordinary, everyday subjects.  Mystery, discovery, and detail surrounds us if you can train your eye to see it. I read Chapter 58 of “Moby Dick” by Herman Melville this morning titled “Brit.”  It’s only…

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