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  • Some days, to get inspired you just have to break the rules. I suspect this is the nature of artists; certainly the artist nature in me.

    Today I sat here at my computer focused on crafting a great story. A monumental story. A story so profound it could not help but survive the tortures of history undistorted. A story untold millions would read and comprehend in the eons to come. A story that would achieve greatness by striking a common cord within each of it's readers.

    Damn, that's hard work for just a morning.

    As I age I worry about earning my place in history. To create stories of my own memories, as others can and likely will tell them differently. Today I tried thinking the big thoughts from which memorable stories come. To be professional as a writer, I'm told this is what I need to learn to do. Polished phrases, with class and style. Refined. Meticulous in craftsmanship.

    I yearn to be an upstanding citizen; honest, honorable, upright, respectable, high-minded, law-abiding, right-minded, worthy, trustworthy, moral, ethical, righteous, decent, good, virtuous, principled, of principle, noble, incorruptible, straightforward, and an all around good guy.

    Damn, more hard work.

    Today I have a new business lunch at noon, email from a disgruntled customer who's feathers are ruffled at receiving his bill, twenty-four prints to sign and ship, a meeting with a friend to evaluate a new camera, and a patent application only half completed along with it's associated business plan due Monday - all for this afternoon.

    Plenty more hard work for the afternoon.

    So after doing the math, instead of working I decided to OccuPi the morning with Cowbird.
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