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November 6, 2012

The Gates are Open

As you read the title for this article, I assume your mind sees an apparent oxymoron: We rarely associate the Fall season with passion or exuberance. But ask a farmer which of the seasons he most looks forward to, and he will always point you to the Fall. All the planning, planting, preparing and pruning points to those days of harvest when it all makes sense. The Fall is the time of life when we get to see what all the effort is about, where we get to experience meaning and purpose, and not just play with those ideas.

I have mentioned my writing mentor, Jim, in a few articles in the past. Let me feature him here. Jim is 97 years old and has accomplished more than most people with those decades of writing. He has written thousands of articles, interviewed hundreds of celebrities and been involved with the production of…

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