The Risk of Freedom

“I can do whatever I want. It’s a free country.” Well sort of. But we won’t start that debate here. Instead, we will apply this to authors. Because I have seen it happen even over the last week. Less. You see independent actually means you are dependent on other...

Victory

In the wake of the Super Bowl, it is sure there will be blogs today about victory, even about cheating, horrible calls, incredible catches, disgusting injuries, and more. The talk will center around football: who won, who should have won, who feels robbed of the one...

Art as a Business

I took a day off yesterday. In fact, I have been less busy the first part of this year on purpose. But I did a little “work” yesterday, if you want to call it that. I had a Skype call with one author who I greatly respect, and who does one thing we all...

I’m Busy

It is time to stop glorifying busy. I have said so several times in the past year and a half. So I’m not making a new resolution, but just offering up some food for thought as I end my “staycation” over the holidays, one I used to some planning for next year, and…...

Tough Kindness

You’ve heard of tough love. Those times when you have to tell someone you love that they are wrong, or have messed up, or even have to have some kind of intervention. Tough kindness is tough love’s brother. And it is just as hard to practice. Why is kindness...