Tag Archives: Samuel Johnson

Concentration Loop

“Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.”   Samuel Johnson “Life begets life. Energy creates energy.”   Sarah Bernhardt So true! Just this week I was immersed … Continue reading

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Diving In

“Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.”              Samuel Johnson A fascinating creative fact: George Gershwin conjured up most of his ideas for his marvelous musical compositions by just sitting at the piano and playing. … Continue reading

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Samuel Succors

Yesterday was the 308th year anniversary of Samuel Johnson’s birthday: We’ve arrived at September 18 + 1, but I’m sure Samuel won’t mind if we hoist a proverbial glass today. Sam’s birthday is well worth our celebrating: He was a … Continue reading

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Read Everything

The more I learn about the craft of writing, the more I learn there is to know. And one of the best ways to learn about writing, successful writers will tell you, is by reading. When we read not just … Continue reading

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