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Brevity on the Battlefield

Last summer I spent a day on the battlefields at Gettysburg, Pa. From July 1-3, 1863, almost 50,000 men died here. The relatively short battle turned the Civil War; Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Confederate army would never again invade the … Continue reading

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Impact stories and the power of one

Think of the best movie you’ve ever seen. A movie that did more than just entertain, but impacted you — changed the way you look at the world. In fact, list your top three. We’ll wait. Got ’em? Now summarize … Continue reading

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Writing advice from a bear of very little brain

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The Write Stuff

Tom Wolfe died in May. Since then, I’ve been saving a podcast of NPR’s Fresh Air, featuring archived interviews with this major architect of the New Journalism. Today, three months later, I finally gave a listen. The 20-minute segment is … Continue reading

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The defining moment

It was September of 1976, the week before the NFL season began, and Gary Fencik had just been cut by the Dolphins and signed by the Bears. On his first day of work, he borrowed his parents’ car and set out … Continue reading

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The power of story

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Pointing people to God

Here’s an inspiring article about C.S. Lewis’ motivation. I think it works pretty well for journalists, too. … his methods were not manipulative. He was committed to objective value, seeking to follow the truth where ever it led. He was … Continue reading

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