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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Me and the Leonids

NOAO/AURA/NSF I watched the Leonids peak last night. Since I live in Tucson that means I got up at about 2:30 AM, threw on a couple pair of sweatpants, a few layers of sweatshirts and a jacket. It means I then donned earmuffs and ventured out into the wilds of the night. You might be […]

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80% of Success

One more day, I say…one more day and I think I’ll have some fun news on the Stealing the Sun front (he says as he bails water out of his schedule) # Nick Kendall, a millennial, and the guy who also happens to be married to my daughter, wrote this post about the idea of […]

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Creativity in the US

I’ve had this tucked away in an open browser tab for quite awhile, and stumbled upon it again today. I think it’s fascinating, even though I’m not sure what to make of it. The graphic was embedded in the Passive Guy’s blog a couple months ago, attached to a post titled “The stunning geographic divide […]

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Three Days to Go

It seems to me with three days to go that we are at the top of this roller coaster edging forward holding on feeling the tangled wilderness below Knowing soon we will hurtle downward gaining speed on rails we’ve built ourselves and hoping someone else remembered to build the bottom

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A Day With Kids and the Stars

A picture I took from Mt. Lemmon a few months ago Sunset at Tucson, and at Altitude (smile) I spent most of the day at a local K-8 school, helping members of the astronomy club I now find myself a part of teach six classes of 7th graders how to view the night skies. We […]

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When Plans Go Astray

I recently spent over a week at a workshop in Oregon where I heard Kris Rusch talk a little about her September, which she’s blogged about, and which I’ll term as a “month from Hell.” For me, that month has been October. At the beginning of the month, the plan had been to have four […]

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