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Truth is Livelier than Fiction is a writing venture focused on the meaningful expression of ideas—whether in the service of business or as a foray into fiction.  The blog is a place for chronicling an...
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But, Writer…Are You Telling the Truth?

But, Writer…Are You Telling the Truth?
We all heard the question, "Are you telling the truth?" often enough as children, but until recently, I never thought to ask it of my fiction writing. An earlier inquiry might have saved me years of r...
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What is it about Frank Lloyd Wright?

What is it about Frank Lloyd Wright?
For most people, it probably starts with an image, either of an eye-catching Wright design like Fallingwater, or perhaps more likely, a photograph of the man himself with his keen, self-confident rega...
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Why are We Hard-Wired for Stories?

Why are We Hard-Wired for Stories?
Most of us learned at some point about catharsis, the ancient Greek concept that tragic stories give us a kind of emotional cleanse, which is meant to explain the enduring appeal of tragedies—a reason...
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Starting Over, with Curiosity

Starting Over, with Curiosity
What connotations do the words “starting over” have for you? I realize now that I used to hear them as cringe-worthy, a consequence of failure. Maybe it goes back to school days, when jumping the gun,...
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Withstanding the Heat of Unknowing

Withstanding the Heat of Unknowing
Uncertainty seems to be a defining quality of life these days everywhere I look, from my own circle to the international landscape, and even to the survival of life itself. The inescapable unknowing c...
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