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League of Inveterate Poets

The out-of-context contextuality of a foolish sage

What Is an Inveterate Poet?

| August 11, 2010

I am. You are, if you are human (and I very much assume you are!). This blog (originally titled Sacred Journey) has been The League of Inveterate Poets for over a year now. I thought it was about time to revisit the origin and meaning of that strange name. It comes from an essay by […]

Review: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

| July 31, 2010

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles My rating: 5 of 5 stars UPDATE: Win a copy of The War of Art by clicking here! (Enter by 8/22/2010) The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles goes on my short shelf of […]

Resistance and the War of Art

| July 31, 2010

From The War of Art (p. 50): “Resistance [the force within us that works against our life-purpose] knows that the more psychic energy we expend dredging and re-dredging the tired, boring injustices of our personal lives, the less juice we have to do our work.” Time to leave my past in it’s rotting grave. Time […]

This American Life’s Ira Glass on Storytelling

| July 9, 2010

In the four part video series below, Ira Glass, host of public radio’s This American Life, shares his personal tips on how to create and tell a good story. Glass is a master of the art of storytelling; I’m so glad for the privilege of sitting at his feet for a bit to learn.   […]

VIDEO: “Somewhere My Love…Anywhere But Here!” – My Story from the Monti Story Slam

| June 23, 2010

Below is a video of my story “Somewhere My Love…Anywhere But Here!” presented at The Monti Story Slam, 22 June 2010, at Alivia’s Bistro in Durham, NC. The theme of the night was “crushes.” Video was taken by my wife Karyn in HD, but compressed for uploading to YouTube. The first sentence of my monologue […]

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