Top 10 Reasons Ninjas Will Always Beat Pirates

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Once upon a time I wrote a book about the ultimate showdown between pirates and ninjas. That book is called Ninjas of the 512, so as you may have guessed, I took up swords on the side of the ninjas. After much polling and discussion with various people from all walks of life, however, it has come to my attention that this is simply WRONG. "The pirates are supposed to be the good guys," Continue Reading...

How to set up an accountability group & get shit done #MondayMotivation

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I've been exploring different types of motivational tools, tips and tricks recently, and by far one of the most useful is the Accountability Group. In case you've never heard of them, the basic idea of an accountability group is to form a small group of people with similar goals, who will work together to keep everyone on task. Sounds simple, right? Simple, maybe. Easy? Nope! But, as Continue Reading...

DISARM: 365K Club, week 24

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It’s that time of the week again: time for another 365K Club word count check-in! Numbers, please… June 11, Day 163: 89 words June 12, Day 164: 477 words June 13, Day 165: 530 words June 14, Day 166: 346 words June 15, Day 167: 478 words June 16, Day 168: 607 words June 17, Day 169: 446 words That’s a grand total of 2,973 words for the week, 7,869 for the month, and Continue Reading...

First Lines Friday: Lolita

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One of the most (in)famous – and, to this day, still controversial – novels of all time features this first line: "Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins." It's (obviously) from Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. Considering the rest of the book is about an older man raping a child as he takes her on a forced road trip across the U.S., this is a pretty bold opening line, wouldn't you Continue Reading...

Writing for change: #EndGunViolenceNOW

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I woke up this morning to the news that America's newest (i.e. most recent) deadliest shooting took place last night in an Orlando nightclub. This is unacceptable. As a nation, we've dropped the ball on gun control too many times already. (Most notably, after Sandy Hook.) And, as one of my friends shared on social media, I think this sentiment is apt: "Every time we leave our laws Continue Reading...