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The famine here from lack of new posts…is over! A new, fresher, simpler design is now live and readies the site for the next thing: a new Supporter membership program. This feature will allow readers interested in supporting this site and my full-time writing efforts to do so inexpensively. For...

Curatives for the Soul: Part 1 – Journaling

A four-part series exploring supportive habits to help ease our paths through life: journaling, meditation, nature immersion, and positive philosophy. Days when I journal followed by meditation are ones filled with more peace, creative flow, and open thinking than days when they’re absent. These seemingly simple and passive activities quietly...

OED Holy Grail? Check.

We who are word nerds love a good dictionary. And is there a better one out there than the Oxford English Dictionary (OED)? In my mind, the OED is the holy grail of English dictionaries. For a very long time (going back decades) I’ve looked on and off to pick...

Winter’s Embrace

Why do I enjoy winter while others dread it? Is it the calming, slowing-down effect from a cold and limiting world? Is it the beauty at times of a cleansing white blanket, gently nestling the world’s concerns into quiet, temporary submission? Or is it an encouragement to reflect, renew, and...

The Wind In My Sail

Arise each morning from a good night’s rest, to work the early zone, my creative’s best. Start each day well-fed, well-meant, and every hour embrace each moment. Write daily to exercise thought and illuminate places in dark corners and untapped graces. Be physical daily without convenient excuses, through walks and...

Now The Healing Begins

Our national nightmare will finally be over today: Trump’s rampage of destruction to this country and its people finally ends today with the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris. But the story isn’t over: the Republican radical and anarchistic right will continue to plague us, and let no...