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Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling

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Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling I think the term writer's block only applies to creative geniuses, which I am certainly not (if such a thing even exists!). Sure, the words flow more …moreI think the term writer's block only applies to creative geniuses, which I am certainly not (if such a thing even exists!). Sure, the words flow more easily sometimes, and that's a form of inspiration. But nothing about "writer's block" prevents the average writer from revising a page, transcribing interviews, fact-checking, rewriting sentences, or organizing a batch of messy ideas into an efficient flow. And that grunt work is what writing is all about.(less)
Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling In another example of life's absurdities, when I do a good job of writing an article or book, I get complimentary emails from strangers. Meanwhile my …moreIn another example of life's absurdities, when I do a good job of writing an article or book, I get complimentary emails from strangers. Meanwhile my wife, who literally saves lives every week while doing high-stress work as an operating room nurse, toils thanklessly.

I used to feel guilty about this praise disparity.

But happily, I've convinced myself that the guilt I feel proves that I'm a great guy, and therefore clearly deserve the disproportionate amounts of praise.

My wife is an understanding partner.(less)
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“The four libertarians who came to New Hampshire had thinner wallets than…other would-be utopians, but they had a new angle they believed would help them move the Free Town Project out of the realm of marijuana-hazed reveries and into reality. Instead of building from scratch, they would harness the power and infrastructure of an existing town—just as a rabies parasite can co-opt the brain of a much larger organism and force it work against its own interests, the libertarians planned to apply just a bit of pressure in such a way that an entire town could be steered toward liberty.”
Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling, A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear: The Utopian Plot to Liberate an American Town

“Cynthia Dusel-Bacon, by all accounts a rugged thirty-one-year-old geologist, was conducting a land survey in the Alaskan bush in 1977 when she saw an aggressive black bear beelining toward her. Dusel-Bacon waved her arms and shouted, right up until the moment the bear knocked her down, after which she decided to play dead so the bear wouldn’t see her as a threat. That was a consequential error in judgment, experts said afterward, because the 170-pound bear likely never saw her as a threat. It was just hungry. When she stopped resisting, it dragged her into the trees and began to eat her alive. Even as some parts of her body disappeared down the throat of the bear, other parts of her body, quite heroically, accessed a communication device and alerted a partner in the area as to her emergency. Other geologists arrived in a helicopter and scared the bear off in time to save her life. The never-say-die Dusel-Bacon went on to post instructional YouTube videos in which she demonstrates how to chop carrots, wash dishes, and get dressed with two prosthetic arms.”
Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling, A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear: The Utopian Plot to Liberate an American Town

“It's not clear whether, at this point, the Babiarzes fully understood that the libertarians were operating under vampire rules—the invitation to enter, once offered, could not be rescinded.”
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