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I do believe in magic

"When I was twelve years old, the world was my magic lantern, and by its green spirit glow I saw the past, the present, and into the future. You probably did too; you just don’t recall it...We are born able to sing to birds and read the clouds and see our destiny in grains...

"When I was twelve years old, the world was my magic lantern, and by its green spirit glow I saw the past, the present, and into the future. You probably did too; you just don’t recall it... [read more]We are born able to sing to birds and read the clouds and see our destiny in grains of sand. But then we get the magic educated right out of our souls. We get it churched out, spanked out, washed out, and combed out. We get out on the straight and narrow and told to be responsible. Told to act our age." From Boy's Life by Robert McCammon

I do believe in magic

Turning Words Into Swords

Douglas Rushkoff’s critical editorial in the pages of GOOD Summer 2013 coaxed me out of my head and onto my keyboard. He wrote, “Reading a copy of GOOD provokes both inspiration and inferiority….While I like to think of myself as doing good, when I am confronted by a cadre of folks doing magazine-layout-worthy good,...

I am at once motivated and paralyzed.” I couldn’t have said it better myself. More pointedly, I didn’t. For years I have described myself as a good but slow writer. The good part comes from decades of painstaking practice as a book writer and magazine editor–jobs that require my trademark vision and persistence. Their deadlines and... [read more]

Turning Words Into Swords

The Year In The Rear

Reflection isn’t just what you see in the mirror. Consider it a light that can guide what’s in front of you and a way to more carefully examine what’s behind. In that reflection you can revisit what’s happened and ready yourself for what’s next. For me, 2012 was full of the unexpected. Time after...

time I was reminded of the saying, “If you want to make God laugh, tell her your plans.” Today I’m reflecting so that even if 2013 takes me on another grand prix, evidence shows I’m ready for the race. Let me share with you a bit about how the year started and what I did instead along... [read more]

The Year In The Rear
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