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Writing

Putting Pen to Paper Keeps the Mind Sharp

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Why Writing?

All that chatter in one's brain?! Cured for me by writing down my thoughts and forcing my brain to clarify and order them. To pick the words for precision. The order of the words to clarify thinking. Perhaps this effort is a constant Socratic forum for my brain to achieve more and more.

South China Sea Disputes

China has pushed its 'nine-dash line' map to claim a huge swath of the South China Sea. The countries whose territory is encroached are pushing back - including the Phillipines. ...more

Writing ,Filmmaking &Warrior

March 07, 20240 min read

South China Sea Disputes

Naval Warfare Systems - Phalanx

The Phalanx system is a US navy ship defense. An anti-missile machine gun which was first used in 2024 in an actual shootdown - but's been around forever. ...more

Writing ,Filmmaking &Warrior

February 20, 20241 min read

Naval Warfare Systems - Phalanx

Create Your Own Systems: A Checklist

Systems Can Multiply Your Efforts to Achieve Your Goals...Even Simple Ones ...more

Writing ,Filmmaking Scholar Warrior &SW-Systems

October 30, 20233 min read

Create Your Own Systems: A Checklist

Create Your Systems: Improve Your Life

We Live Inside Hundreds of "Systems" - Why Not Use This to Your Advantage? ...more

Writing ,Filmmaking Scholar &SW-Systems

October 30, 20233 min read

Create Your Systems: Improve Your Life

Brainstorming the How: I Wrote my Own History

Life Moves Fast. This Technique Highlights Your Important Directions ...more

Writing ,Filmmaking Scholar Warrior &SW-BrainstormingHow

October 30, 20233 min read

Brainstorming the How: I Wrote my Own History

Creating the Scholar Warrior Identity: Engage RAS

Understanding your Internal Brain System Will Give Your More Control ...more

Writing ,Filmmaking Scholar Warrior &SW-Identity

October 30, 20236 min read

Creating the Scholar Warrior Identity: Engage RAS

Building Powerful Habits: Repetition Learning. Here, Let me Repeat that...

Building up your Library and How I (maybe you should) Read ...more

Writing ,Filmmaking Scholar Warrior &SW-Transforming Habits

October 30, 20235 min read

Building Powerful Habits: Repetition Learning. Here, Let me Repeat that...

How Michael Writes - The ACIDS Test

Find out what the ACIDS Test is to improve your writing. ...more

Writing

October 09, 20230 min read

How Michael Writes - The ACIDS Test

How I Write: Sectioning with Scrivener

Using the low cost Scrivener writing program, you bring a ton of features into your writing game. The ability to create folders, more folders and documents within your organized hierarchy allows a Bi... ...more

Writing

October 09, 20230 min read

How I Write: Sectioning with Scrivener

How Michael Writes: Versioning

By creating new and more versions, you free up your Creative Brain for Fearless Adventure.... ...more

Writing

October 09, 20230 min read

How Michael Writes: Versioning

How Michael Writes: Three Pages

Three Pages a Day.... ...more

Writing

October 09, 20230 min read

How Michael Writes: Three Pages