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On Medicine

My mother-in-law and I were chitchatting about how it usually takes a few weeks to get rid of a cold. She herself had a lingering cough, even after having taken a course of antibiotics for bronchitis. She said, “It’s like … Continue reading

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How Nice

I had a good uncle . . . . His principal complaint about other human beings was that they seldom noticed it when they were happy. So when we were drinking lemonade under an apple tree in the summer, say, … Continue reading

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Grow Your Soul, Vonnegut Style

Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. … Continue reading

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Me Too!

A quote from Raymond Chandler: When I split an infinitive, God damn it, I split it so it will remain split.

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It’s Lack That Gives Us Inspiration

It’s lack that gives us inspiration. It’s not fullness. Not ever having driven, I can write better about automobiles than the people who drive them. I have a distance here. . . . Space travel is another good example. I’m … Continue reading

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Your Voice

It’s your voice. Cherish it. Respect it. Nurture it. Challenge it. Stretch it. Scream it until it’s fucking gone. Because everyone’s blessed with at least that, and who knows how long it will last. –Dave Grohl, SXSW 2013 Keynote Speech

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Get It Done and Fix It Later

“Get it done and fix it later.” That’s what I’m always telling myself at work. Perfection is a noble goal, but production must happen first. There will be opportunities to fix my mistakes later down the line. But if my … Continue reading

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Time and Talent

There are plenty of people who have got lots of talent. This world is lousy with talent. The idea is to work that talent and try to get to be the best person that you can, given the limits of … Continue reading

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Parallels

I like the music of both John Mayer and Coldplay, so I found this quote by JM interesting. When I started to get down to the music that really moved me, I realized that it wasn’t about putting your pinky … Continue reading

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Favorite Thing: Looking Up

Have you noticed how nobody ever looks up? . . . Nobody looks at chimneys, or trees against the sky, or the tops of buildings. Everybody just looks down at the pavement or their shoes. The whole world could pass … Continue reading

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