Archive for October, 2006

by Ty Powers Last week, I came across these provocative words listening to Garrison Keillor’s podcast, “The Writer’s Almanac”. “I know that it is socially acceptable to write about war as an unmitigated horror, but subjectively, at least, it was not true. And you can feel its pull on men’s memories at the maudlin reunions […]

Wit and Wisdom from Retail Store Operations Of The Methodist Publishing House 1953 Extracted and edited from the Retail Manual of 1953, found by Cole Wakefield in the UMPH library DEDICATION To the employees of The Methodist Publishing House – 1789 – 1953 – who dedicated their talents and services to the work of the […]

Tying Knots


When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and Hang on! — Thomas Jefferson, a Knot Babble enthusiast

Poet Robert Frost once commented, “The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and doesn’t stop until you get to the office.” Have you ever felt like just by walking into the office you lose energy? It’s hard to pinpoint where that feeling comes from. Sometimes […]

i found this over at accidentalcreative. If you want to be on the cutting edge, you must be willing to bleed. Until you are, you are simply playing at what you do. If you want to do something truly great, however, you must be willing to put yourself out in the open – exposed and […]

i’ve been hearing lots of positive talk in recent days about a book called The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity. amazon describes it as: a comprehensive twelve-week program to recover your creativity from a variety of blocks, including limiting beliefs, fear, self-sabotage, jealousy, guilt, addictions, and other inhibiting forces, replacing them with artistic […]

The day the world ended, God sat quietly alone in a huge room, alternately dozing off and turning the pages of a fat scrapbook. God could remember everything, and this no doubt saddened Him. Far below Him there were, here and there, people floating in boats and still –many of them, anyway– praying. There were […]