The Last Stop-Gap to Credible, Reader-Minded Writing: Our Integrity

There are 1001 reasons to be glad that the barriers to writing have virtually disappeared in recent years and decades. In many places, especially online, there is nary a speed bump to slow us down before we press publish. Thanks to social media, anyone can write anything and post it everywhere. Book publishing, which used…

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Creating For Our Lives

Spider web

One day, while forming an argument that creativity does not always have to have a purpose or deeper meaning, I sought out some of nature’s strangest and seemingly purposeless creations, figuring that if nature doesn’t always have a reason behind its creations, maybe we don’t have to, either. That’s when I came across the sparkle…

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The Unappreciated Value of an Empty Life

The Unappreciated Value of an Empty Life

The Vastness of Space “Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark.” ~Carl Sagan Space comprises 96% of the known universe. Our human bodies are 99% space. Yet, despite the prevalence of space everywhere, we humans focus primarily on the 4% we can see out there, and the 1% that makes…

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I’m in a Long-Term Relationship With Writing

Woman sitting with a laptop

“For now.” That’s the response my husband teasingly gives me each time I claim that some new way of being in the world—a coveted role or title—will be mine forever, or, in cultural terms, that I’ve finally figured out “What I want to be when I grow up”. When he first said this, I bristled…

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