“Instructions for living a life:
Tell about it.”
“Death waits for me, I know it, around
one corner or another.
This doesn’t amuse me.
Neither does it frighten me.
After the rain, I went back into the field of sunflowers.
It was cool, and I was anything but drowsy.
I walked slowly, and listened
To the crazy roots, in the drenched earth, laughing and growing.”
~ Sometime, by Mary Oliver
A mantra I’ve followed for years, as a way to decide which projects to pursue, is “Do good work, learn a lot, work with good people, and have fun.” It’s carried me through many years of choices of what to work on.
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The award-winning documentary We to Me is a spinoff from the recent book that my colleague, Dau Thuy Ha, and I wrote. The Bridge Generation of Vietnam profiles several Vietnamese who grew up in the northern part of the country and experienced war as children, famine and rationing as teens, and now lead the country in business, education and government.
The film has been accepted in over 15 film festivals worldwide and was a winner in several. Jade Chase is the film’s director and an Executive MBA grad from Boise State University. He and his team are currently working on expanding the documentary into a feature film.
Author Dr. Nancy Napier: 5 Things You Need to Know to Become a Great Author
Find a routine that works. For my first major book project, which was to write four chapters for an academic book, I hid away for a month and had a daily routine: mornings for writing, afternoons for editing, evenings for reading. I played on the weekends. As life got complicated (bigger job, children, travel), I adapted the routine but its guts still hold, for the most part. It’s mine; you’ll need to find your own.