Saturday, June 22, 2024

I Crack Myself Up

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I could play the "blind card," or I could claim a senior moment, or I could even try to make the case that I simply made a rookie mistake. The problem here is that...

Chapters

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A month ago, I might have titled this "Life Cycles." Two weeks ago, it could have been "Transitions". Now? Each of these falls terribly short of the mark. Setting out to put together my...

Writing: An Enigmatic Paradox

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Of the many words I am deeply fond of, there are two in particular that give me pause every time I come across them. The word "Paradox" (a self-contradiction that may turn out to...

At Odds With Human Nature

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Serious question: Have you ever written something and gone back a very long time later (looking for a specific pull quote) to reuse it in new content and thought to yourself, "damn... That was...

If I’d Written A COVID Diary

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The lede would have been, "Day 1: Dear Diary, what in the actual fuck?" While my brain was catching some z's last night, filing away random shit that will come back to visit me...

Her Name Is Beatrice

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Since the dawn of humankind, certainly, no later than when we started praying to Gods (Sun, Moon, Stars, and so on), we have given these things names. 300,000 years later, more or less, there...

A Blind Old Guy Walks Into A Bar…

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...sits down and orders a shot of Jack and whatever cheap beer they have on tap. Dispensing with Jack, he takes a baby sip of the beer to rinse the palate and, like he...

A Hermit Battery Recharge

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I honestly can't say for sure why it is that I am drawn to bodies of water. Though not much of a believer in the whole Astrology thing, the fact that I am a...

The Company We Keep

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Technically, an essay worth its salt starts with an introductory paragraph intended to set the general tone for what follows in the body of the work. Admittedly a mere amateur at this craft (an...

The Coronapocalyptic Incursion On Furtive Living

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I have always been a big fan of the word "furtive." For one thing, it just sounds cool. For another, its definition is related to the idea of being secretive about doing something that,...