Ron’s Recommendation: The Memory Palace

As with most things, I’ve come upon Nate DiMeo’s Memory Palace podcast late. Technically, this is good because it means I have well over a hundred episodes I can listen to rather than waiting breathlessly for the next one to drop. Seriously, each of these episodes are a a great way to spend ten minutes […]

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Five More Things I Like

Another day, another Trump blast. Yes, it can be more than a little exhausting keeping up with a guy who seems to wake up every day with a self-aggrandizing agenda peppered with the various “ism” of the day. That’s life though. In the midst of the stress brought on by negativism, I wanted to take […]

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Five Things I like:

Amid all this negativity, I wanted to focus on something good, something positive. So, in no particular order, here are five things off the top of my head that I like a lot. 1) The Catalina Mountains When we moved to Arizona, we had no real idea what we were getting. We made the decision […]

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Jimmy Kimmel is wrong

Since this blog is chronically behind the times, I’m sure everyone is now aware that Jimmy Kimmel made a particularly heartrending monologue a couple days ago in which he described events surrounding the birth of his son, a kid who came into the world with a congenital heart defect. In it he talks about the […]

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Making it

If you’re a new writer, I want you to think about this. Technically, the idea applies to everyone—I lived for years in the corporate world of product development, and the idea applies there, too—but new writers or others in creative fields will probably relate to it more than others. To you, I want to say […]

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Seriously, Martin, just get over it

So, I wrote and posted this a couple years back. It’s a post that discusses my own experience with reading Dr. King’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail.” Reading it today is hard. Stunningly hard in some ways. I suggest you read it now, though. And as you read it I suggest you imagine Dr. King sitting […]

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Expectation vs. hope

Yesterday morning I came across this Washington Post article that details the historic levels of support that is being donated to various nonprofit organizations since the election. Lisa and I have had several conversations recently about the situation our country finds itself in. We’re both looking for bright sides, she maybe hoping for kinder and […]

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