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Waiting Till You Retire to Write?!

Some people think of writing as something you get to do when get time, when you find some free time–time away from your day job or your family duties; that is for them, the idea of writing as a career is way beyond their imagination. Somehow, they think that writing is something you get to […]

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Dean Wesley Smith’s 10 Tips for Aspiring Writers

I took these notes while watching a video of prolific writer Dean Wesley Smith speaking at the 20Booksto50K© Conference in Las Vegas (circa November 2019). The WIBBOW TEST: Would I Be Better Off Writing? 1/Sustainability Everything I am going to say, with the rest of these points, attach it back to sustainability.=>Look at what you’re […]

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Meditative Running

I’d originally written & posted this short read on August 11th, 2019 somewhere else.. I think we need to get to a place where any physical endeavor is pursued as an end in itself. I realize now that almost everything we run after in life is subject to being screwed by an irresistible tendency to […]

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Stuff Happen When People Get Paid

In a free society, things only happen when people get paid. Think about it. The economic incentive is the major force driving the world’s population behavior. Of course, in an unfree, semi-free, working-towards-being-free societies it is not when people get paid that events take place. Oftentimes, the people have no choice. Either it is the […]

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‘Wake up pal, Will You? If You Are Not Inside, Then You Are Outside’ Gordon Gekko

Wake up pal, will you? If you are not inside, you are outside OK? and I am not talking about some $400,000 a year working wall street still flying first-class and being comfortable. I am talking about liquid. Rich enough to have your own jet. Rich enough not to waste time. 50-100 million dollars buddy–a […]

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‘I wanted to write enormous naturalistic novels with unhappy endings’ George Orwell on How He’d Imagined The Kind of Writer He Would Later Become

George Orwell always had known, deep down, that he wanted to write but like many of us he dodged the idea for a long time.In fact, from the time he was seventeen and up until he got to the age of twenty four he ‘tried to abandon this idea,’ of writing, and he did, even […]

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Will Iran and Saudi Arabia Ever Become Friends?

One summer I was staying in a hotel in the coastal North African town of Hammamet. My first evening there, and while I was in the lobby, I met a Saudi Arabian chemistry professor drinking a beer and surfing the web using an iPad. We talked and it turned out we shared some interests. One […]