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Of Love and Loss and Futons

Let me tell you about my friend Walter. First — spoilers—Walter (actually the resplendently-named Walter Lee Howard the Fourth) is no longer traipsing around this particular reality, having recently passed on. He left a huge Walter-shaped hole in the universe, … Continue reading

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It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint — Ten Tips for Avoiding Creative Burnout

How do you pace yourself when your creative life is on a very fast train, destination unknown? I don’t know about you, but when there are too many things going on I get all buzzy and frantic inside, and my … Continue reading

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Things That Go Bump in the (Creative) Night

For creatives, the monsters that would destroy us are real. Are you ready to stare them down? To run for your artistic life? To fight for it? In this post I’m going to describe how some of the monsters from Doctor … Continue reading

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Do you have an artistic blind spot? Exploring the (creative) undiscovered country

But that the dread of something after death, The undiscovered country, from whose bourn No traveler returns, puzzles the will, And makes us rather bear those ills we have Than fly to others that we know not of? Thus Conscience … Continue reading

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Is Your Child’s Birthday Your “Alive Day”?

My Mother’s Day tribute to the Tribe of Wounded Warrior Mothers is now online in PDF format. The essay, entitled Alive Day is here in the May issue of ParentWise Austin magazine, on page 10. Alive Day is a term coined … Continue reading

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