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Life Lessons

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I’ll cut right to the chase. I’ve got a brand new book coming out on April 11th called Awaken Your Genius. At a time when most people copy and paste what others are doing, I wrote a book to help you unlock your originality and unleash your unique talents. I’m …

The beauty of conflict

About ten years ago, I had a major falling out with one of my best friends. We got into an argument over something too minor to even recall. Both of us were young and bullheaded, and neither of us was willing to relent. The rupture was eventually followed by repair, …

Some of the best advice I’ve heard

“Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way,” said the novelist E. L. Doctorow. That’s some of the best advice I’ve heard—not just about writing a book, but about life …

This is ugly

Last week, for the Thanksgiving holiday, we took a 6-hour road trip from Portland to Eastern Washington. For the most part, the drive isn’t pretty. The most common piece of architecture you see during the drive is the strip mall—outdoor shopping centers, common in North America, with rows of chain …

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