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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

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

George Washington, charities, sweatshops, bargains, and why we’re slave owners, too.

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I am so tired of the argument used to discredit George Washington. I’m sick to distraction of people trying to nullify the Constitution because women didn’t have rights and some of our founders… Continue reading

Guns, Boats, Cars, and heart attacks

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This blog is amended and expanded from a comment written on another blog, so if–by some extraordinarily remote possibility you saw that entry—-I wrote it so technically I didn’t steal anything. I, for… Continue reading

Wordknapping

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Yes, I know.  Kidnapping doesn’t have a K between the D and the N.  But since this blog is about words that have been kidnapped and tortured into meaning something else, I feel… Continue reading

A casserole of rants

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Proceed with caution—a casserole of rants awaits. Like any casserole, some people will find it tasteless, others may think it’s too cheesy, and still others might wonder what kind of cook comes up… Continue reading