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On Halloween this squirrel is looking for nature's treats. (Steve Maanum / For the Enterprise)

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Many times when I sit down to write, I have some munchies close by. It might be a jar of peanuts or a small bowl of chips and salsa. The other night, however, as I was writing my column I replaced the usual snacks with an apple, a banana, and a bunch of grapes.


After each paragraph I'd alternate - an apple wedge, a couple grapes, and a slice of banana. It seemed to help me concentrate and by the time I was done, I felt it had been a very fruitful evening.

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