22 December 2016

76 – On Discipline (or, Go Easy)

We’ve all got interests, hobbies, and passions. They’re important to us. They’re worth our time and effort. Pursuing them often requires discipline. Yet sometimes we need to give ourselves a break. Sometimes we need the discipline to know when to go easy.

And this essay’s about that.

11 December 2016

75 – Make Good Things Happen for a Reason

One of the best people I’ve ever worked with got fired recently. And that helped me fine-tune the reason for making this essay happen.

3 December 2016

74 – Be Three Things

We all want to be many different things in our lives. And we become many different things during our lives. I’ve come to believe that there are three things we must be in life. And this essay’s about that.

13 September 2016

5 September 2016

13 July 2016

64 – Hate What You Love

I love writing. It makes me happy. Most of the time.

But some mornings writing simply gets my piss hot. And on one such morning that made me happy. And this essay’s about that.

15 February 2016

61 – Don’t Leave The Past Behind

This is the first essay I’ve posted in a long time. That’s partly by design, and partly unexpected. Such is life when a beautiful surprise enters your life.

What's a House Newf?

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The House Newf is from a rugged and beautiful island on the eastern edge of Canada called Newfoundland. He was first identified by a potter with a naturalist's flair, and he does in fact live in a house under the watchful eye of a cat that seems bewildered by the universe at large. That house is in Halifax, Nova Scotia and that's where the House Newf writes fiction and essays on things that add value to his life that may add some value to yours. You can contact him at bobharding80@gmail.com, follow him on Twitter @theHouseNewf, on Instagram @thehousenewf, and like him on Facebook. The House Newf is a unique specimen. Every home should have one.