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How to Actually Accomplish Things #3: Show Up Every Day

Life and Growth

Do you have hobbies and projects you’d like to work on, but it seems like there’s not enough time in the day to accomplish them? Or maybe you have a big dream you’d like to see realized, such as writing and publishing a book, starting a business, mastering a foreign language, building a website from scratch, going on the wildest spring break vacation ever, etc. Or maybe you’re just feel like you’re living through your life, going through the motions every day instead of moving towards something significant. If any of the above describes you, take a look at this video by Terri Savelle Foy, one of my favorite ministers...

About the Name of This Blog

Life and Growth

Micah. According to the Easton Bible Dictionary, it means “Who is like God?” Clearly it is meant to be a rhetorical question. Isn’t that perfect for me who wants to be a writer – my name is a grammar lesson taught by English teachers everywhere. But for all of my wordsmithing powers, for a long time I did not understand what the supposedly obvious answer to this question was. For a long time when thinking about my name, my logic went something like this: “Who is like God?” Well, nobody, of course. So I guess the answer to my name is nobody. I guess my name is synonymous with nobody....

My Tortured Relationship with A Game of Thrones

Life and Growth, Nerdland

Never have I experienced a piece of media that simultaneously made me want to recommend it to everyone I know and tell them to run away screaming. If you love castle intrigue, rich fantasy world-building, well-developed characters (some of which you love, some of which you hate, and some of which you love to hate), and drama beyond telenovela proportions, then welcome to the club! Run down to your local bookstore and pick up a copy of George R.R. Martin’s first volume of A Song of Fire and Ice. However, if you are one of those people that hates suspense, spins into emotional turmoil when your favorite character dies, or...