Early-morning writing: criminal prosecutor guards his creativity

Jeffrey Wald sets his alarm for 4 a.m. and makes Cuban coffee so he can write before his kids rise. It’s a habit that allows him to exercise his creativity, and he does it the old-fashioned way: with paper and pen. “I’m a Catholic,” said Wald, 35, a criminal prosecutor and father of five who belongs to Our Lady of Guadalupe parish in St. Paul. “There’s something sacramental about holding a pen and seeing what you create.”

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