Writing when you “ain’t quite right.” Part 4

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I’m told that readers feel an achievement of completion followed closely by missing the anticipation of reading a book. My experience with reading is that the pain has finally stopped and now I’m… Continue reading

Writing when you “ain’t quite right.” Part 4

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I’m told that readers feel an achievement of completion followed closely by missing the anticipation of reading a book. My experience with reading is that the pain has finally stopped and now I’m… Continue reading

Writing when you “ain’t quite right.” Part 3

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In my previous blogs, I described my particular example of, “ain’t quite right,” and talked about strategies I used to get around that problem in college. But when you have a series of… Continue reading

Writing when you “ain’t quite right.” Part 2

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Happy new year #13 of this century. The last #13 of the century brought us gems like the 16th amendment (Income Tax), the 17th Amendment (direct election of senators), the Mexican Revolution, the… Continue reading

Online Dating, Male Psychology, and the Satisfaction of DELETE

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When I first signed up on a dating website I was so excited….All those handsome, AVAILABLE men posting their virtues, abilities and enlightened attitudes and waiting for me to bite.Do I swallow the… Continue reading

Writer’s block and watering the fertilizer

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Have you ever had those weird dreams where you’re half awake and say, “What the hell does that mean?” Well, I had one of those last night. “Faith waters the seeds of the… Continue reading

Post-Halloween rant

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Yes. I admit it. I love Halloween. I used to dress up as entities such as the bride of Frankenstein, a zombie or a Bela Lugosi-style vampire. Once, I went to pick up… Continue reading

Writing, insanity, obsession, and poetry

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There’s this pesky little bi-product of Tourette’s Syndrome called obsessive-compulsive disorder. Both my TS and OCD are mild, thank God, or I’d be a full moon short of complete lunacy living with 6… Continue reading

Computers, Word 7, embezzlers and…why I save often and well

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When I was a kid, I took apart an old clock and put it together again. It ran backwards. I’m told that’s impossible, but when the first plane-like entity flew a few hundred… Continue reading

A Day Run Amok OR How to NOT Neuter Your Cat

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Have you ever had one of ‘THOSE’ days? You know, the kind… you wake up to the sound of the alarm after a late night, crawl out of bed feeling a bit out… Continue reading