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Book Review – Buddhism Without Beliefs [Books]

I've been a follower of Buddhist philosophy for over twenty-five years. Not the religious aspect of it. I can do without that. But the philosophy behind it, the way to look at life, at the people around me, my perception of my world, that all appeals to me. And although I'm far from perfect, I… Continue reading Book Review – Buddhism Without Beliefs [Books]

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A Little Motivation [Creativity]

"Commitment to the most worthy purpose is of little value if we lack confidence in our ability to realize it." - Stephen Batchelor, Buddhism Without Beliefs I've been reading the aforementioned book the past few days, and this line stuck out to me. I read it several times because it resonated and made me think… Continue reading A Little Motivation [Creativity]

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What’s the Best Writing Tool? [Writing]

This is one of those topics that can be contentious. There are so many tools available to the modern writer that it can be overwhelming. I can't promise you that I'll answer all your questions. However, I think I can provide you with some valid options and, hopefully, help you make an informed decision. First,… Continue reading What’s the Best Writing Tool? [Writing]

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What I Learned From Comic Books [Creativity]

When I was a kid I adored comic books. I was (and still am) a fan of Marvel titles, especially Spider Man, The Incredible Hulk, Doctor Strange, The Silver Surfer, and The Uncanny X-Men. I'd run down to the local convenience store the first of every month and pick up my favorites, along with a… Continue reading What I Learned From Comic Books [Creativity]

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Finding Your Writing Voice [Writing]

An author’s writing voice is much like a fingerprint, or even their actual speaking voice. It’s special, unique, and identifies them as an individual. When I pick up a book and start reading, the author’s writing voice identifies them, much like if they had called me on the phone. When I was in my teens… Continue reading Finding Your Writing Voice [Writing]

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Music Moment – After the Gold Rush [Music]

One of my favorite singer/songwriters is Neil Young. He first came to prominence in the late 1960s as a member of Buffalo Springfield. Later, in between releasing solo albums, he also was an on again/off again member of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. While his efforts with other musicians has always been fantastic, he really… Continue reading Music Moment – After the Gold Rush [Music]