Tomorrow never comes

At around the midpoint of my 40s I felt myself standing at the proverbial fork in the road contemplating my path forward.

These were the questions I asked myself:

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Published writing, then and now

I found a passage in a book which was published before blogging was invented that suits me perfectly.

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Ask me something

How about we do something a little different today?

I’m feeling a little uninspired about my words lately, so I thought we could play a game of asking questions.

Do you want to know something about me or my life or my thoughts or my perspectives I haven’t already addressed in 49 things about me?

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How do writers capture, and maintain, their readers interests?

I read a lot. I suppose most of us who write, or like to write, do the same.

Here’s a thought about that:

Not all reading material we pick up we end up enjoying.

Am I right?

I have come across quite a few blog posts in recent days on this topic. It preoccupies me, but not in the way you might expect. There are always more books you can get your hands on, more reading material. These days, fresh topics are literally within reach of the palm of your hand. A click away.

But does this mean you always enjoy reading what you picked? People like Deb and LA talk about this in their blogs, as do many others.

I think about reading in conjunction with writing. Often, reading something is what inspires me to write something.

But I want to dig a little deeper:

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Healthy(er) eating in time for spring

Sam inspired me today. (Well he often inspires me but today I actually ended up doing something about the inspiration…) 🙂

He lives in Michigan which isn’t too far away from where I live, across the border, so we experience similar weather. As he said, this winter was brutal…but signs of spring are finally, slowly, emerging if the constant gushing of water out of our basement sump pump is an indicator at all. I mean, there was a LOT of ice and snow that had to melt and seep into the soil (and basements)…

We waterproofed the house a few years ago (and are still paying for it) but we have a dry basement. At least the teen’s PS4 is safe…😂

ANYWAY.

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Music, writing and the first chapter is posted

This blog post was written while listening to the instrumental version of

With or Without You by U2

Powerful music to influence and inspire.

I didn’t know who Alan Cohen is but he said this cool quote:

Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.

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