Left-Handed Kudos

Left-Handed Kudos

July 26 | Last month, it so happened that I was scheduled for an interview on The Go-Giver on June 10, which happens to be my birthday

Joe-San

Joe-San

July 24 | This week an amazing treat landed in my mail box: the hot-off-the-press Japanese hardcover edition of The Go-Giver. (I wrote about this over on the Go-Giver blog, but figured perhaps I should post it here too.)

Fireworks and Friendship

Fireworks and Friendship

July 5 | Last night we drove down our street to park in full view of a glorious fireworks display, on the campus of the University of Massachusetts. From 8:30-ish to nearly 10, we sat surrounded by hundreds of neighbors, oohing and ahhing.

The Value of Nothing

The Value of Nothing

June 11 | Yesterday was my birthday: I celebrated by not writing anything. For a writer, spending time not writing is precious, in the same way that cleaning out your closets helps grow your wardrobe and having earthworms in your garden helps the soil bring forth plants. It’s the aeration that comes from introducing emptiness.

Deliriously Delightful History

Deliriously Delightful History

5-19-08 | I’ve never been a serious history buff. But as my home page points out, “I have a passion for great writing.” Lately I’ve been exploring historical writers, looking for tastes of “the exquisite beauty of a powerful idea expressed in expertly-chosen words.”

Words Don’t Fail People, People Fail People

Words Don’t Fail People, People Fail People

4-15-08 | I think words too often get a bum rap. People often say of some especially intense experience, “Words cannot describe how I felt.” Sure they can. It’s question of who’s using them.

Intimidating Words

Intimidating Words

2-26-08 | The hypothalamus transforms emotions into physical responses, which are communicated throughout the body in the form of neuropeptides . . . Did you get all that? I have to admit, my eyes glazed over before I was halfway through the sentence. I’m doing some research for a book on “vision boards” for John Assaraf, and sometimes find myself wading into the deep end of the scientific swimming pool. I need my water wings.

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