Tag: writing

One more problem with Self Publishing

There are loads of problems with self-publishing, but this is one that many may not have found. I decided to republish The Guide and was counseled by a good marketing firm to use a new cover and new ISBN and then give that edition a marketing push. Problem is, they had most of their experience […]

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Prioritizing Life: On being a dad, doctor, and writer. Oh yeah, and a fisherman.

The New Year is all about resolutions, so try this. The lesson is at the end. It’s only 7 minutes. I’ve been a dad almost as long as the others, so it seems natural for me to compare them. All of them competed for time, that illusory wisp of the disappearing present, so how can […]

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The Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth

Tons of people suffer every day. But it’s not the cards you’re dealt; it’s how you play them that make you a success. One man did it all for me: Henry Earl Mays, my dad. What if you woke up to a disease, an imperfection that screwed up every damn day? How could you succeed? My […]

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They don’t get my Nirvana, man

They just don’t get my nirvana, man: Green pastel prime numbers and those I love, prairie views as far as tomorrow, mountain streams clearer than air, bike paths free of glass. Do I see prime numbers in my head as green floaters when I think of those I love? No, but I get it, and […]

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