Category Archives: Personal Success

“A Curtain Falls”

A few days ago, I published the final post in my blog, Always Off Book. I had only posted on the blog three times this year, but it has been officially active for 13 years. Thirteen years. That’s a long time for me to do anything, not to mention a long time to keep anything …

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Confessions of a Writer

I don’t usually post on a Friday, but it suits the situation in a sense. For a while, maybe a year, I haven’t felt a writer’s motivation. In fact, with some exceptions here and there along the way, I have been struggling with the purpose of continuing. Perhaps every creative type goes through it at …

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Let Loose the Dogs of Creativity

Any dog, no matter how tame and lovable, yes even your own pooch, will, if deprived of food and/or water long enough, go mad. At that point, it will become and cruel and nasty as its physical condition will allow in order to get the food and water it needs. Dogs we love can reach …

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Okay, NOW It’s New Year’s

I write this a week to the day since most people ran in 2018. I myself was at a small New Year’s Eve party for the occasion. (Something that hasn’t happened in quite some time.) I had fun at the party, but it came at the end of a quite troublesome span of days at …

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“Late for Leaving”

Before my time, my mother worked with this guy who would often leave early on his  lunch break, stay away for three hours, and come back about 30 minutes before the end of the work day. Usually he would mention that he did this because he didn’t want to be “late for leaving.” There’s a …

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