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Sometimes I Feel Like Deck Furniture In An Alaskan Winter

  There is a certain amount of irony in my writing these words; my premise is simply that there are too many words being bandied about these days.  We are being buried beneath a blizzard.  Quite literally we are being … Continue reading

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Shades of Grey

The Alaskan winter reminds me daily that life is all about shades of grey.  It is a gradient world never reaching absolute white or absolute black.  There are infinite variations capable of melting massive mountains into clouds and hiding all … Continue reading

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Life Goes On . . .

November has come and gone and with it, this year’s Nanowrimo.  For the past month it’s been a mindful daily activity to sit down and put words on paper.  For me this year, it was a successful activity in the … Continue reading

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Nano – Practice in Humility

Participating in Nanowrimo is a month long practice in humility.  In order to write 50,000 words in the month, it is necessary to average 1,667 words per day.  I’ve been doing fairly well, and each night I go to bed … Continue reading

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Change Direction – Stay Fresh – Keep Going

I’m taking a break from Nano this morning, changing my routine.  I’ve written over 17,000 words during the first ten days of Nano, but my story has reached one of those points where I’m just not happy with the direction … Continue reading

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Limitations of Language

It seems odd that today, just before Nano begins, I’m posting thoughts about the limitations of language.  And yet here it is.  Feels a bit like I’m shooting myself in the foot.  But I prefer to think of it as … Continue reading

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