Learn to recognize the counterfeit coins / that may buy you just a moment of pleasure / but then drag you for days / like a broken man / behind a farting camel. —¬†Hafiz. I know a little crude for The Pew, but Hafiz sure gets his point across. Reading this quote got me to…

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When I travel around the country trying to sell a book or two I am frequently asked, “Do I ever get writer’s block and how do I overcome it?” I try to explain how I use editing the work I’ve done the day before to get me in that day’s flow. It has worked so…

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There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when shown, and those that do not see. –– Leonardo Da Vinci. I recently read Walter Isaacson’s biography of Leonardo Da Vinci. He was a genius in every sense of the word, but likely had problems with attention deficit and if a recent…

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Speak with honesty. Think with sincerity. Act with integrity.¬†— Valorie Kondos Field. I learned as an athlete that if you wanted to know about a teammate’s integrity you didn’t watch how he acted on the field, but how he behaved off the field. Make excuses about being late to class, and you will make excuses…

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Almost fifty years ago, I was told my football career was over and I needed to return home and find something else to do with my life. My vision of myself as a professional football player was no longer a possibility. I had injured my knee the season before and had permanently ruined it playing…

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