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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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Get Lost! Or, Spill the Whine And Take That Pearl

“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” –Henry David Thoreau Embarking on a Heroic Quest is a complex undertaking. In literature and film, when the Hero (or Heroine) answers the Call to Adventure, there is a specific … Continue reading

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Eat Lightning/Crap Thunder: Create Your Own Training Montage!

In literature and film, when the Hero accepts the Call to Adventure, frequently they encounter a Mentor (bearded or otherwise) who helps the Hero by imparting Sacred Wisdom or a Special Implement or Talisman. This process is called the Supernatural Aid by Joseph Campbell. Think … Continue reading

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Follow the String! Or, Defying Mother Nature in the Key of “C”

“Magic is believing in yourself. If you can do that, you can make anything happen.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Embarking on a Heroic Quest is hard. You face a variety of Trials, there are Tricksters who attempt to confound … Continue reading

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Addition by Subtraction: Break out the Red Pen of Justice!

As you Write Your Own Story, it becomes clear that the things you leave out are just as important as the things you include. Addition by subtraction. Editing, both in writing and in Real Life, are critical steps that are … Continue reading

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Seeking Wisdom from a Jedi Master outside the Cinnabon

The recent headlines surrounding Disney, J.J. Abrams, and the Star Wars franchise reminded me of my own brush with the Force. A long time ago, at a shopping mall far, far away, my friend James and I waited in line … Continue reading

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The Call to Adventure

Like many people, I am living an inauthentic life. This is an easy trap to fall into. Don’t get me wrong. I am in love with my Wife and I adore my Kids. It’s my job. I spend all day … Continue reading

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