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To the City and Back Again

To the City and Back Again I lived with my parents--in the same small town, on the same street, in the same house--for twenty years. To me, packing up and moving away was just something that happened in movies and during the 70's. This…

On Charlie Hebdo

At least two gunmen stormed the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a French newspaper known for its satirical content, on Wednesday in Paris. Firstly, I’m not one to often get overly involved in world events (Facebook friends may disagree).…

First Draft Complete! Now What?

Question from user idontexist4lyfe: "How does it feel to have a completed first draft of your first novel?" Answer:  "uurrrrrgidihjgjkaqowwwwwwwww!" Now that that's out of the way... After a year of hard work, and a long break…

Obligatory Ebola Post, Please Ignore

Quit swimming in people's shit semen spit fluids and maybe you won't get Ebola.  It doesn't hurt to just not leave your house... like ever.  But seriously though, you're really not at risk. There's literally no point to this…

All About Butts: 20 Songs About Butts

All About Butts:  20 Songs About Butts Note: The lyrics and videos to these songs may be downright offensive to some.  Tread carefully. A Pop Music experiment is about to begin. My wife recently shared a video on Facebook -- a…

Outrage Culture: Stirring the Pot

We All Stir the Pot in Our Own Way.  Is Outrage Culture a Thing? I wrote an article a while back called “My 5 Favorite Types of Facebook Friends”, where I wrote a list of different types of people who use social media and talked about…

Robin Williams: Nostalgia is a Powerful Thing

I was sitting at my desk a couple of days ago, twenty-five years old, reading and editing a chapter of the novel I'm currently jacking around with, and my wife sends me a text that said “...Robin Williams?!?!?! ”. I replied, “What?”, as in…

Parenting Advice From a Childless Man

There's so much more to be said on parenting, but here's just a few things I came up with from the perspective of a person who does not have children. I'm usually on the parent's side on most issues, but there are some things that really…

5 Things I’ve Learned From Losing Friends

1. Don't Take the Friends You do Have for Granted In high school, friends are a dime a dozen, but there's always that tight circle of real friends: your “ride-or-die hoes”. These are the people you truly care about. Don't take these…

My 5 Favorite Types of Facebook Friends

These aren't my actual favorite Facebook friends; I just needed another "F" to complete my awesomely alliterative appellation (not sure if I used that word correctly). How many of these Facebook users can you identify? 1. The Older ALL-CAPS…
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