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Defeating Resistance

Shibuya Crossing. Embrace the crowd!

My wife just shared an awesome experience on her blog today. Climbing. Obstacles. She talks about her recent experience going to a climbing gym and how scared and intimidated she was at first and almost didn’t go. 1,037 more words

Life

Afraid of Failed Resolutions?

Do you have a big goal for 2016? Are you shoring yourself up today, with solemn vows, threats and motivational thinking, so you don’t quit by February? 394 more words

God

Freedom and despair

At a moment when fear might cloud better judgment, here are some lucid thoughts on fundamentalism. They come from Steven Pressfield’s wonderful treatise on creativity,  387 more words

Ancient

Out with the old; in with the new

It’s 4:30 on Monday morning.

There are three days left in 2015. Sleet or something like it is hitting the windows.

Near the end of 2016, I will turn 50, ending a decade that hasn’t always been easy. 320 more words

Muscatine

Overcome The Uninspired Feeling Once And For All

One of my favorite writers is Steven Pressfield.

Though I don’t know him personally, he’s taught me many truths through his books. Not cute, fun truths, but tough in-your-face ones. 208 more words

The Writing Life

10 Unique Gifts for Writers & Book Worms

Many writers–at least the ones I know–have simple tastes. Writing is a passion that can easily overtake other hobbies, and if you’re a writer, the realm of the imagination is probably your favorite place to spend time in. 636 more words

The Writing Life