Anyone who knows me or reads me regularly knows how much I enjoy The Writer’s Almanac (courtesy of Garrison Keillor) delivered to my mailbox each day. Big thanks to my friend Erin for introducing me a while back to this lovely nugget of daily history.

Oftentimes while reading about the milestones and stories of people like Emily Dickinson or J.K. Rowling or Shakespeare I get ideas for my columns. This week it was a tidbit on poet Wallace Stevens that got me thinking. Sometimes that’s all I need to launch me into writing orbit. What a great feeling.

Today’s Game Plan: The Route to Hard Decisions