Now is the time for the 9th grader to do it

YuGiOh tournament
It’s my responsibility to teach him things school and Church will never teach.


Multiple ice-breakers from the past week are under my belt in an effort to challenge a 9th grader to write his first book before he becomes a sophomore – he’ll have April through August.

(i also, prematurely, challenged him back in first semester to publish before 9th grade ended)

So now is the time to do it.

He wants to be a writer.

Writers write books.

Might as well get the first one done early.

It will make the second one so much easier.

Wait. What?

i think i hear the echo of my own voice.





On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

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The harder we work, the more luck favors us

Sleep World delivery truck
Been sleeping on the floor for two weeks, until last night (photo from home office window)


The harder we work, the more luck favors us.

It’s debatable, yet I’ve found a focused, balanced approach yields far greater luck percentages than hoping and wishing.

A new bed arrived yesterday afternoon. Talk about timing.


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