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The timer is a powerful tool of productivity. I’m telling you, it’s almost magic. I’ve talked about the power of timers before, but I’m taking another run at it for two reasons. First, timers have gotten more sophisticated recently. I work on a standard PC style laptop that runs whatever the latest version of WindowsContinue reading “I’m Telling You, this Timer Thing is Golden”
I never got into comic books. But even so, it was impossible to miss The Sandman comics because all my depressed and cynical friends were into them in the 90s. Still, I didn’t pay much attention. I always had a hard time figuring out which panel to read next, and anyway, there wasn’t much actualContinue reading “Thanks, But No Thanks”
It’s not hard to find a Foo Fighters fan. At least not in the circles I run in. [Pauses to allow dad joke-laughter to subside]. Saturday night I stood for several hours, barefoot in my office with the sound from Wembley running through my serious bluetooth speaker, dancing my ass off. And crying. Crying likeContinue reading “Tribute to a Tribute”
This is not the first time I’ve covered this topic on this blog, but it’s worth repeating. Whatever it is you’re writing–an essay, a blog, short story, novel, a book report–it will not just come off your fingertips in good form. I know this from experience, and recently I proved it to myself all overContinue reading “A Quick Case Study in Re-Writing (or, It Never Starts Out Good)”
In mid October I’m going back to Louisiana for a good, long visit. And the biggest problem I’m having isn’t completing the growing stack of tasks I want to knock out before I get there, but keeping my expectations in check. But since this is a literary sort of blog, let me take a stepContinue reading “Seven Weeks to South Louisiana”
I’ve been suffering from these little bouts of desperation. Brief moments when I suddenly feel helpless. Hopeless. Just lost in a swirl of conflicting pulls from as many directions as I can hold in my head at one time. In the middle of an online guitar lesson, I feel like I should be writing. ButContinue reading “One Thing at a Time”
I’ve been away for a couple weeks (not that you noticed). And while I was not writing my Monday blog, I had another realization. Call it an insight . . . which I would like to share with you now. There are some shining examples of productivity, intelligence, and industry out there these days. IfContinue reading “Live Like Rogan, Like Jocko – All Them Kings”
Originally posted on The Yard: Crime Blog:
By Jason P. Reed Stepping into the batter’s box at Bengal park had a way of transporting Colton Lacomb to Little League in Lake Charles, Louisiana, where he first made a name for himself. Never mind that he was a 21 year old freshman. And never mind that…
Because I am a writer and a spirited talker, the cancel culture that persists these days really gets under my skin. You know . . . censorship and all that. Words are precious, if not to us all, then to most of us. And really, I thought that was the extent of my allergy toContinue reading “Creation Culture”
What follows is the result of a thought experiment in which I asked myself what I would say to my son if, in the hypothetical future, he finds himself struggling with “the meaning of life.” After nearly 50 years of life, these basic claims are the only ones I can make with full confidence. jasonContinue reading “The Spirit in the Body”
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