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Random Musings

Update: Still Pounding Out the Words

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I'm not superstitious, but I do like the idea of the Chinese Imperial Guard Lions flanking my computer. I usually keep them on the chest at the entrance to my office. When it comes to my writing, I figure I need all the help I can get. This pictures shows how things look as I'm

7 Creepy-Crawly, Yucky-Mucky Mothers

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At some point, you and I, and every other kid, has been pissed off at our mothers. Did you ever whisper real and imagined grievances against your mother? I did, and she either never heard or chose to ignore them. Once my brother in a loud and clear voice said, “I hate you.” The world

I Lied to Save Face

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I had a serious problem: I was a semi-illiterate 12-year-old with zero self-confidence. Every morning in seventh grade English, my friend Charlie gave me his cigarettes, his switchblade, and anything else he wasn’t supposed to have. I’d hold his possessions until after he got the inevitable call to go to the principle’s office. He'd tell

Orwell’s Ghost Is Haunting Us

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As you may or may not have noticed, I haven’t been writing blog posts. I’ve been hibernating and finishing my fantasy novel so I can send it off to be copyedited. Am I done? No. I'm taking a break to say, “Holy shit, have we lost our minds?” George Orwell warned us about language and