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Sad news.

My dear son-in-law died at home early Wednesday morning, after a long struggle with complications from Type 1 diabetes mellitus. He was only 46 years old. He and my daughter had been married eleven years.

My daughter and her husband (2009).

He was the author of two of the autograph books I published:


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Important Physical and Mental Health Message: – Butterfly, Be Free!

Via a Reblog on WordPress.com: Important Physical and Mental Health Message: – Butterfly, Be Free!

There are better ways to protect the elderly and the infirm from disease than by subjecting them to the equivalent of Harry Harlow’s monkey experiments (see https://www.popsci.com/1950s-experiments-attachment-unethical/). Isolating the residents of nursing homes causes failure to thrive for the same reasons that babies and children warehoused in orphanages became dysfunctional, sickly, and died.

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Wrap Your Head Around This:

Matt Ridley on How Innovation Works

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I used to live not far from Kitty Hawk. It can be very windy there, which certainly helped that first flight.

When you get to the reblogged site, follow one of the links (YouTube or the podcast), and learn about another way to think about creativity.

I think this is important for writers – especially Indie Authors – because of the frequency with which they can be afflicted by “imposter syndrome.”

Almost nothing has never been done before.

While it’s important to strictly avoid plagiarizing anyone else’s work, nobody has a copyright on ideas. This means that it’s not trite to write in a particular genre, or even just to tell a new story that entails the concepts “Boy Meets Girl,” “The Little Tailor,” or “Gains the World but Loses Own Soul.”

You’re not an “imposter” because you didn’t invent a completely new genre. By telling your own story idea, the one that sprouted between your own ears, you’re innovating: doing something that improves the genre in which you’re writing, because it involves an aspect of that kind of story that hasn’t been told before.

So don’t let anybody (even your inner editor) tell you that you’re an imposter. Write what the Muse is bugging you about. Write according to the concept or genre you’ve chosen (or which has chosen you!). Write using the best grammar and punctuation you can command. Write by using the whole descriptive lexicon of your language – including adverbs!

Just write! Polish it up. And then publish!

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