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Let’s Be Shameless

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Disclaimer: Not about the film, Shame. I hate shaming. In every flavor I’ve encountered, it’s a form of psychological torture that makes the shamer feel righteous more than it accomplishes anything useful… Continue reading

Avoiding Beginning For Fear of Ending

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…is stupid. Not starting a job search or dating someone or learning a new skill because you fear how it might turn out is missing the point of a life … Continue reading

Confessions of a Multi-Faced Bastard

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This isn’t some self-derogating whiny post, actually. I don’t know for a fact that I’m a bastard; it just seems likely… Continue reading

Questioning the Name of the USA

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Does any other nation in the world go by a name that begins “United States of”? I know of the UK and The United Arab Emirates, but nothing that distinguishes itself as a collaboration of individually governed States.

I ask because “United States” sounds generic and vague even if I guess we might be the only one. I wish we had a Proper name like Spain or Japan or Brazil… Continue reading

Wherefore Thankful and To Whom

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I like Thanksgiving and I’m allowed to like it for any reason at all, including none. But I wanted to think through the holiday this year to elucide my thoughts … Continue reading

NaNoWriMo 2010: Wishbook – Grand Opening, Ch2,Sc3

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As of now, I’m up to 19,866 words and I’ve definitely fallen behind on my word count goals. I keep going out at night and doing things. Foolish, foolish writer! … Continue reading

NaNoWriMo 2010: Wishbook – Grand Opening, Ch2,Sc2

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This week has been full of distractions for me, mostly really good ones, but I’ve not been able to write as much each day. Still, most of my plans for … Continue reading

NaNoWriMo 2010: Wishbook – Grand Opening, Ch2,Sc1

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Guys, in this chapter, Sh** Gets Real.  Or unreal, as the case may be.  As of this posting, I’m up to 13,344 words written. I’m a little tired and I … Continue reading

NaNoWriMo 2010: Wishbook – Grand Opening, Ch1, Sc4

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Writing all day is pretty fun, actually. I researched Jonathan Swift for this section, JUST IN CASE. I’m up to 10,417 words at this point. Check it out as Santa … Continue reading

NaNoWriMo 2010: Wishbook – Grand Opening, Ch 1, Sc 3.

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Sorry for the delay in this next section. Been busy doing stuff besides writing. I know, I know, and I feel guilty about it, already. Still, here it is at … Continue reading

Berating the Misguided

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It doesn’t help. This is an age of accessible instant communication with people you don’t personally know, from politicians to celebrities to brand names. With such channels before you, it’s … Continue reading

More Than My Teeth

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When people are trying to get to know me, one of the first things they ask about is my vegetarianism. Why am I a vegetarian? Do I eat eggs? How … Continue reading

The Internet’s a Show-Off

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I want to sing and dance and play ukulele and draw and write and make people laugh and it’s all been done! It seems like every time I’m grooving to … Continue reading

One Ally’s Point of View: Coming Out, Bullying, & Suicides

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I’m not a member of the queer community, but I chat with people from all walks of life including theirs. From the outside looking in, it’s hard to figure out … Continue reading

The True Meaning of Christmas for Me

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I’m a selfish agnostic: to begin with… This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am going to relate. I love the Christmas season … Continue reading

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