Tag Archives: Self-improvement

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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Breaking News from the Dali Bugle!

“Not everyone is meant to make a difference. But for me, the choice to lead an ordinary life is no longer an option.” –Peter Parker Greetings faithful readership. It has been a few weeks since my last Manifesto. I have … 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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Pardon Our Dust!

Noble Heroes, I know it’s been a while for our several loyal readers. Thanks for your Patience, Support and Understanding as the staff here at WYOS perform some updates to the blog site. By way of an update, I am … Continue reading

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Writing an American Classic, One Rejection Letter at a Time, or, ‘We’re just Knopf that into you’

“…this is a badly misdirected talent and … this huge sprawling and inconclusive novel would probably have small sales and sardonic indignant reviews from every side.”  — Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. publishing house’s rejection letter of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, an … Continue reading

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Questrospective: The 2013 Year in Review

“Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be.” ― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote Hail Heroes! One year ago I undertook a Gallant and somewhat … Continue reading

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