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Why I Write Reason 6: I’m an Entrepreneur

Back in late 2009, and for a few years after that, I was living in a city with a high rate of unemployment. I was either under-qualified or overqualified for any job that was available. The former I understand. Lacking the proper scientific credentials, a government research lab shouldn’t hire me. Saying that I can’t […]

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Why I Write Reason 5: I’m Bored

Something that my wife Katie and I have in common is that we’re both self-entertaining. If there’s a lull in the action of our lives, she’ll pick up some craft project, or start sketching in a notebook. We’ll both grab the nearest book and start reading to fill empty spaces in time. When the weather […]

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Why I Write Reason 4: I Like People Who Read

This one is likely to get me branded as a snob, but I don’t care. I like to read, and I like people who read. By this I mean reading books, not social media feeds or mindless clickbait listicles. Real readers tend to be better educated and more informed. Their familiarity with the written word […]

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Why I Write Reason 3: I Don’t Want to Manage People

As I sit here in my kitchen, at the table, banging away on my laptop, I am accountable to no one. No one I telling me to work. I have to be self-motivated. At the same time, there’s no one that accountable to me. I don’t have to clear obstacles so people can do their […]

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Why I Write Reason 2: I Love Late Nights

Dim the lights, embrace the blissful silence, and allow the rest of the world to fade away. The neighbors are quiet. The traffic outside has run its course until morning, and I can finally hear myself think. I write because I love late nights. Over the course of my life I have lived in large, […]