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We will be radiant: heaven as I see it

March 14, 2014 LifeThoughts  No comments

 Ask a hundred people what their idea of heaven is and you will get a hundred different answers. We've all heard the idea of paradise, of clouds in the sky, of the pearly gates.

In Supernatural, heaven is described as individual bubbles or dimensions - heaven is what you create it to be. In What Dreams May Come, heaven is this beautiful, colorful, glowing place.

We've heard how all "good" people go to heaven. We've also heard how only those who believe in Jesus Christ as the savior of mankind get into heaven. But I'm not here to discuss dogma or religion or logistics. That's another post, another day.

To me, heaven is a place where we all must go. In this heaven,

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The Creative Process: takes time and flexibility

January 24, 2014 Writing  No comments

The Creative Process series is my way of trying to understand how creative people create.

Time can be one of the most frustrating aspects of the creative process, as least for me.

Creating takes time. It takes time to be inspired, to hone your craft, to produce, to rewrite, to see things clearly, to produce the best possible art you can create. And this is completely counter-intuitive to what American culture drills into our heads about producing more, faster, better.

Even in the writing business, it's all about producing more content and better content, at a faster pace. And while there are those writers out there that can write, produce, and publish two or three books a year, plus bonus material for their websites, plus have a day job, plus have a family - I am not

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A walk in the woods

November 1, 2013 LifeThoughts  No comments

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. Henry David Thoreau

 This is one of those random-thoughts posts. Just a heads up.

There are a lot of times when I feel like I'm suffocating, like I need to get out of here RIGHT THIS SECOND. When this feeling comes sneaking up - maybe due to the fact that I have too much to do, I'm too tired to do it all, I'm feeling uninspired, or I just watched three straight hours of country music videos - I need to get "away". Sometimes that means booking a hotel somewhere, hoping in the car, and going. Other times life isn't so flexible, so I go to a nearby

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