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The Blog Turns 100 Today

We owe our longevity to pork rinds and caramel.

On the Mend

I had the chance for a long and productive holiday weekend, but I blew it by getting a bad cold. I’m feeling a bit too groggy to make anything meaningful this week. But I’m afraid that the blogosphere is still a…
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Writing Books Makes You Better at Christmas Shopping

No, really. It may be hard to swallow, but if you keep an open mind, it isn’t hard to see why practicing this makes you better at this Not that anyone needs more reasons to write books, but the upsides of the…
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Hooked on a Feeling: Hope and Despair

Keep turning that chicken.

Hollywood has an Iconography Problem

Have you ever noticed how Jesus is everywhere? And I don’t mean “everywhere” in the sense that He’s divinely omnipresent. No, I mean the other kind of everywhere—specifically, I am talking about movies. Because people are putting Him in movies.…
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Follow the Water

Not every story is going to take place in a real-world location. After all, what fun would that be? Because it isn’t enough for most fiction writers to just come up with fictional people. A lot of us have the itch…
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Netflixing: Firefly

The adventures of Jayne Cobb and his band of free men.