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If you’ve poked around this place and feel yourself to be a kindred spirit, perhaps you’d like to stay in touch, too. I’ve got a little e-letter that floats into inboxes every few weeks. I try to keep them in the vein of a thoughtful missive to a good friend–and in particular, a good friend who might be curious about life with limitations, gung-ho about good writing, or intrigued by the interplay between resilience in difficult times and the mastery of an art or skill. And because our inboxes can be scary places these days, I always keep in mind how much I want my e-letters to make your digital life brighter.

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Because all of us are living with limitations. And because planning can be, well, kind of fun. (…if you don’t think so, just ignore the e-book.)

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Each letter also contains links to terrific writing from around the web, a collection of Five [Extraordinary] Words, and occasional discounts and previews of upcoming works and creations. Signing up will also nab you the Productivity Journaling with Limitations e-book, a powerful tool to help you dive into analogue planning while living with limitations.

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