The Incubator and Other Tools

I've read some recent advice warning writers against being too precious about stray ideas. It's not bad advice. Too precious implies building castles around every bit and bob hastily written on a napkin at dinner or on a cough drop wrapper in the dead of night. Some go so far as to counsel tossing those … Continue reading The Incubator and Other Tools

Discipline: Continue in Uncertainty

One aspect of discipline most Americans know intimately this year: continue in uncertainty with the tools at hand. November 2016 brought a crushing blow to many optimists (and also a crushing blow to everybody else, whether they knew it or not). Un/Fortunately, I'm a pessimist via depression and anxiety. The election did not surprise me. … Continue reading Discipline: Continue in Uncertainty