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Inspiration Station: November 8

I’m Still Here: Back Online After a Year Without the Internet A fascinating read about one man’s year of living offline. A Love Letter to My Body A beautiful letter that serves as a gentle reminder that we all need to be a little bit more forgiving and a lot more loving towards our own […]

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Guiding Lights Will Get Me There

As many of you are probably aware, I am a planner. A planner and a worrier. I spend a lot of time thinking about what I should do with my life, feeling this pounding dissonance inside me, like my soul is knocking against my ribs, trying to get my attention. I know that my life […]

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No, You Can’t Have It All, But You Probably Don’t Want it All Anyway

Okay, self, I think it’s time that you and I had a little chat. Picture this: You have a great job, one that you love, that you like to put a lot of time and energy into. You have a family that you also love, a spouse, maybe a couple kidlets. You want to spend […]

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101 in 1001 – 6 Month Update

As of September 1, I have been working on my 101 in 1001 goals list (inspired by Sarah at The Chronicles of S) for a whole 6 months! In looking back, I have accomplished a lot, and I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the progress that I have […]

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Creating The Life That You Want

My biggest problem is this: I often feel like I am living someone else’s life. Like, I sit up and think, “This can’t be my life.” Or, “When does the real thing actually start?” The problem with that, obviously, is that real life is now. It has started. It is here. And it is mine. So […]

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Side Projects: Poetry and Photography Challenges

I have been working on writing a novel, and, as is usually the case with large projects, I am finding my confidence and motivation flagging. (That happens to other people, too, right, not just me? Right?) So I sat down to brainstorm some side projects that I could do to help me continue feeling inspired […]

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How to Never Get Caught With Your Blog Posts Down

I have this terrible habit of not writing blog posts until the last minute, then sitting at the computer and staring at a blank draft until I break down and Hulk smash the keyboard on the floor, drowning it in my bitter tears of recrimination. Maybe it’s not quite that dramatic. But it does add […]

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Have We Done 642 Things Yet?

Oh, nowhere close to 642 things? Yay, that means there are so many left to do! By now you know the spiel, yah? There’s a book with 642 things to write about in it and every couple of weeks or so, I randomly select one, write for 15 minutes, and post the (largely) unedited result […]

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A Writerly Gift Guide

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As some of you might know, it is my birthday tomorrow! In honor of this momentous (to me, anyway) occasion, I thought I would put together a little gift guide for writerly types. There are some really cool things out there for the Hemingway-wannabe or bibliophile in your life, so without further ado, I present […]

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Dining Room Delights

Holy crap, guys, it is almost my birthday! It really snuck up on me this year, which is strange. Usually, I am like, “Bryan, did you know there are 76.5 days until my birthday?!” Feel free to leave me lots of nice birthday comments on Friday, and I don’t mind gifts. 😉 Speaking of, there […]

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