Charles Monroe “Sparky” Schulz November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000) was an American cartoonist and creator of the comic strip Peanuts (which featured the characters Charlie Brown and Snoopy, among many others). He is widely regarded as one of the most influential cartoonists in history, and cited by many cartoonists as a major influence, including Jim DavisMurray BallBill WattersonMatt Groening, and Dav Pilkey.

In Need of Writing Inspiration?


Today I need some inspiration. If you’re a writer, maybe you need some, too. I find I always have an excuse for not writing. It’s called procrastination Do these quotes inspire? “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”   ~ Jack London I’ve got a club, but no golf ball […]

In Need of Writing Inspiration?

The Procrastination Chronicles: Chipping Away at It


When things get too overwhelming, and that mountain you have to climb seems too high, too impossible, it may help to think of your challenges in little pieces, little instalments. In the second part of the Procrastination Chronicles, PhD student Lúcia explores the idea of dealing with burnout and procrastination by « chipping away at it ».

The Procrastination Chronicles: Chipping Away at It

“I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have…”


“I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes.” — Edna St. Vincent Millay, American, poet, playwright, Pulitzer Prize

“I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have…”