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Chris Rodell

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Chris Rodell is a Latrobe, Pennsylvania–based writer and author of "The Last Baby Boomer: The Story of the Ultimate Ghoul Pool," and "Use All The Crayons! The Colorful Guide to Simple Human Happiness." He's taught creative nonfiction at Point Park University in Pittsburgh. He's written offbeat travel features for msnbc.com and has features and essays for Esquire, Cooking Light, People, Maxim, Men’s Health, Playboy, Golf, Details, and Arnold Palmer’s Kingdom magazine. He is the timeline curator for www.ArnoldPalmer.com and blogs at www.EightDaysToAmish.com. He has written for many of the most prestigious magazines in America and been rejected by the rest. He will write for anyone who’ll pay him. He is a PROSEtitute.

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Chris Rodell I don't believe in writer's block. My father was an optician. He never suffered from optician's block. Sure, there were days when he didn't feel like…moreI don't believe in writer's block. My father was an optician. He never suffered from optician's block. Sure, there were days when he didn't feel like working, but he persevered. That's what writer's need to do. We need to approach writing more as a craft than as an art. On days when I don't feel like working, I try and get something down on the screen. Then if it stinks -- and it usually does -- I can change it. But it jump starts the process and usually leads to something inspirational.(less)
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We’re four hours into an eight-hour train ride to New York City and I’m once again reminded of the late John Clouse, for years The Guinness World Record holder for World’s Most Traveled Man.



He’d been to something like 364 of the world’s 365 countries, islands and territories.



For me, he was the World’s Most Entertaining Story Source. 



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“Never forget for even a single instant how many happy colors your life is forever adding to the lives of those you love. Remember, together we can all brighten the whole world!”
Chris Rodell, Use All the Crayons!: The Colorful Guide to Simple Human Happiness

“Anytime you hear of anyone dying suddenly, it ought to ensure you appreciate the need to live suddenly.”
Chris Rodell

“Never forget for even a single instant how many happy colors your life is forever adding to the lives of those you love. Remember, together we can all brighten the whole world!”
Chris Rodell, Use All the Crayons!: The Colorful Guide to Simple Human Happiness

“Anytime you hear of anyone dying suddenly, it ought to ensure you appreciate the need to live suddenly.”
Chris Rodell




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