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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evel

“Bones heal, pain is temporary, and chicks dig scars.” –Robert Craig ‘Evel’ Knievel “Healing is expensive, pain is painful, and chicks dig sensible, steadily-employed guys with a killer cubicle.” –Evel Knievel’s insurance agent, Herbert Nudds When I was a kid, my hero was Evel Knievel. … Continue reading

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Once More Into the Fray!

Once more into the Fray… Into the last good fight I’ll ever know. Live and Die on this day… Live and die on this day… –Jon Treloar Hail Heroes, near and far. Have you ever poured your Heart and Soul … Continue reading

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Cry Havoc! And Let Slip Your Inner Chuck Norris!

One of my favorite books about the creative process is A Kick in the Seat of the Pants by Roger Von Oech. In it, he advocates a kind of multiple personality approach to creativity. Four personalities, to be precise: The … Continue reading

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The Ballad of the Penguin, P-Hustle, and the Turbaned Torpedo

“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.”  – John Bingham “Anything worth doing is going to be difficult” – Fauja Singh “Arch support is for pansies!” – Phidippedes Writing a screenplay … Continue reading

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Wipe the Puke Off Your Jellyfish Mask And Keep Swimming!

“You should never, ever give up.”  — Diana Nyad As a follow up to my last post, which was about resilience and transcending past failures, I offer this addendum. My wife reminded me that I had missed an opportunity to celebrate … Continue reading

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