Category: Everything Else

Jimmy Breslin is Dead. Damn it!

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I’m a little drunk right now. I’ve had a couple of beers. I poured them in my kitchen, but I really should be drinking at Pep McGuire’s. Jimmy Breslin is dead. Damn it!!! Jimmy Breslin was one of the few people on the planet I really wanted to meet. He was my idol, an Irish New York writer who reminded me of my Irish  »  Read More

Advice from the Masters: Lacy Boggs

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Lacy Boggs is a professional blogger. The following advice is taken from her post “How I Write 8 to 10 Blog Posts a Week.” “I believe you should schedule dedicated brainstorming time totally separate from your writing time. To me, brainstorming is a totally separate activity. For my clients, I usually help them  »  Read More

Advice from the Masters: Jared Diamond

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For the first twelve years of my life I was sure I was really, really smart. Teachers, parents, and other adults all told me it was so. I was sure I was the smartest person in the room, right up to my fateful first day at the Bronx High School of Science. It didn’t take me long to realize that, for as long as I was  »  Read More

Advice from the Masters: Steve Pavlina

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Steve Pavlina ran a computer game development business before he switched to personal development and wrote Personal Development for Smart People. According to his web site, he’s also credited as author or co-author of over a hundred books, with more coming out every year. Prolific, huh? Well, yes. Steve’s a fast  »  Read More

My Mother Wrote a Story

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Sometime in the early 1940s, well before I was born, my mother wrote a story and placed it in a denominational magazine. The title was “My Life with The Dominie.” It was the true story of a young pastor and his wife serving their first parish. The members of the church were Palatine Germans. They called their pastor  »  Read More

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