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Bill Bryson: A voice to enjoy


I have written about Bill Bryson before, because he is one of my favorite authors. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa, but has lived most of his adult life in England. One of his first books, “The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid” (Broadway Books, 2007), is a humorous recollection of his childhood in Des Moines.

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The creative process: Something to muse on

I learned an old thing in a new way recently, that when applied could be transformative for anyone who struggles with harnessing creativity – and taming the ego. Here’s the thing: “It’s not about me.” Success – or failure, for that matter – doesn’t have to define you.

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Once upon a time: On the hunt for magic


The phrase “Once upon a time” is magical in more ways than we could ever imagine, and one that as adults we are far too eager to abandon. It takes us beyond our limited world of possibility and transports us into a grander spectacle of potential outcomes.

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