Stephen Evans

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Stephen is a playwright and author of The Marriage of True Minds and A Transcendental Journey.

Dilemma

Do you write the story you want to write?

or

write the story you want to read?

or

write the story that wants to be written?

 

Or is that a trilemma?

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Virginia M Macasaet
always short and to the point, it makes me chuckle!
Sunday, 07 December 2014 10:39
Katherine Gregor
Nice one.
Sunday, 07 December 2014 11:03
Rosy Cole
I believe you should always write the story you want to write. It renders the other two questions hypothetical. Of course, there... Read More
Sunday, 07 December 2014 12:25
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Thanks and Grates

I've been thinking today about the difference between the words thankful and grateful. Thankful is Germanic in origin, related to the words think or thought. Grateful is Latinate, from gratus, pleasing.

For usage, the best I have come up with so far is that I am thankful to someone and grateful for something. 

I think I am grateful for that, and pleased to be thankful.

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Virginia M Macasaet
i love it! Grates! Hahaha!
Thursday, 27 November 2014 11:07
Virginia M Macasaet
i love it! Grates! Hahaha!
Thursday, 27 November 2014 11:08
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Context

The temperature in Maryland today having climbed to 50 degrees, I am reminded of the time I was working in Rochester Minnesota in January, 1994, I think. There had been what they call up there a cold snap - temperatures of minus 25 degrees (Fahrenheit) with wind chills in the minus 75-80 range (those winds across the plains are fierce). I was normally driving back and forth from Minneapolis, but my car in the hotel parking lot was not equipped for that weather and I was stuck. I remember seeing the whole yards of taxis kept running all night because to stop them meant they might not start again.

After about ten days, the weather broke and climbed all the way to zero. It felt like spring, and many were walking around without coats, in shirtsleeves, even in t-shirts and shorts. 

Context is critical.

 

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Just

Keep writing.

He said.

 

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Virginia M Macasaet
Yes! A worthy reminder :-)
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 05:41
Rosy Cole
The world in a nutshell. Or a grain of sand. Or a spherule of dew. In the beginning was the Word...with all its encapsulated Li... Read More
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 10:11
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Thank you, Rosy for reading and commenting.
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