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Friday Roundup, without hope, without despair

Was reminded of some words of wisdom–I first encountered in my English major days–from Austin Kleon quoting Raymond Carver who was quoting Isak Dinesen. Carver and Kleon both put these words on a 3×5 card on the wall, and I’m doing the same. Here’s what I’ve been up to the past 7 days:   What… Read more »

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SEAL’s Podcast Honors Nanking Journalist

Jocko Wilink is a man uniquely qualified to talk about the full spectrum of violence. From competitive aggression on the jiu jitsu mat–where he holds a black belt–to horror in the streets of Ramadi, Iraq–where he lead a joint task force of SEALs and Marines through some of the toughest fighting in that war. Now a… Read more »

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Showing Up, By the Numbers

If you do three morning pages  every day, you’ll write 273,750 words every year (assuming 250 words/ page.) That’s Crime and Punishment plus Lord of the Flies, all before breakfast.   Writing three hours a day gets you to 10,000 hours of practice in ten years. A decade will go by fast if you’re living the kind of life worth writing… Read more »

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Friday Roundup – Writing is Spooky

“Writing is spooky. There is no routine of an office to keep you going, only the blank page each morning, and you never know where your words are coming from, those divine words.” –Norman Mailer     The Bronx loses its only bookstore.   However, library attendance has gone up as bookstores close in NYC’s poorest borough…. Read more »

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Some Adjustments

Your spine will thank you. Post by ‎כושר ישראל‎.

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Hesitation and a Trip Over the Falls

Big wave Surfing legend, Anthony Tashnick demonstrates what happens when you hesitate in his line of work. Big wave Surfing legend Anthony Tashnick demonstrates what happens when you hesitate at Mavericks. Post by Swellnet.

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Re-blogged on 3×5 Cards

A friend of the blog living, writing and rapping in South Korea sent in this picture of his writing space with some Daly Prose inspired modifications.