Happy birthday, Jay.

Today would have been Jay Lake’s 50th birthday. He almost made it. Back in 2008, the discovery of Jay’s tumor rattled us all. I’d had my own tumor scare in 2005, so I knew that keeping a sense of humor about the situation was the most important thing. Jay had that in spades. Trouble was…this tumor was not benign….

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I Cried This Morning

There are things we don’t blog about. Me, I don’t blog about the sad things, the stressful things, and the things that upset me. Doing so usually makes me sadder, upsetter, and more stressed out…and lord knows you guys have enough of that in your own lives. You know what those things are. I don’t have to go over…

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Just Because

Ariell posted something on her Facebook yesterday that reminded me of a poster I got in high school (and still own) by SARK. I had it up on my wall for years, and it inspired me. It even inspired the Beauty & Dynamite trailer. On a lark, I went looking for an image of that poster. Happily, it wasn’t…

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Go Be Amazing

Mom sent me this video — as someone who has amazing kids, she can admire fantastic talents in others. This girl’s name is Kang Eunju, and she is a kindergartner from North Korea. Are you as inspired as I am now? Good. Go do something amazing, something you’ve been putting off, or something everyone thinks is impossible. Then report…

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