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Summer inspiration

inspirationSummer is a good time for writers to find new sources of inspiration.

Or revisit old sources of inspiration.

If you find yourself in a writing rut, take some time to review these inspirational LifeLines posts:

Or if you have a quote, story, or experience that might inspire others, share it in the comments!


Summer reflections


  It was almost a year ago that I took this photo. It was a still morning, and I was reflecting. It's good to do that every now and then.

Learning to read

learning to read

I tried to find the source of this "brain study" that has been circulating through the internet for a few years, but no success. So I can't credit the original source, and I have no idea what the "study" proved. Still, I think it's interesting, so I'm sharing it here: 7H15 M3554G3 53RV35 7O PR0V3 [...]

[Story Break] Perspectives on Creativity and Liberty


In honor of Independence Day in the United States, I'm sharing this old-timey photograph of a human Statue of Liberty. Clicking the image will take you to the Snopes article about how and why the photo was staged. What's really interesting to me is how the photographers took into account the perspective of the quarter-mile [...]

Digital obituary options

Digital obituary options thumbnail

Last week's post raised the question of what I should do with my digital assets after I die. And no, I still don't have a satisfactory answer to that question. But a related issue is this: How do you let your online friends know when you've passed on? Your online friends might be people you've never met in [...]

Who will inherit your digital assets?

digital assets

As a rule, I prefer to be as prepared as possible for the future. I'm a scheduler, an organizer, a planner—and if there are unknown variables, I tend to make a Plan B and a Plan C to fit those optional outcomes. Some people think this is a little anal or OCD, but I think [...]

My grandfather’s story


I originally wrote this story as a testimony or case study for Holland Home, the retirement community where my grandfather lived for two years. They had a lot of positive response to it, and, frankly, I've always liked how it turned out. My grandfather passed away last December, so as my Fathers Day post this year [...]

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