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Of Plans and Broken Cars

That’s what my Puddle Jumper looks like right now. This is not a new injury, but the previous fix gave up the effort. Now the part must be replaced, but in the meantime, this is what we’re driving. Sometimes I tell myself I should write comedy. Take the above, for …

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I build worlds, not houses

I can’t say I have never felt out of my element–I’ve lived with generalised anxiety disorder for a long time now, so I’m no stranger to discomfort–but there is a special kind of awkwardness that comes over me when I have to go into a hardware store, be it Lowe’s …

Your Money’s No Good Here

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I’m not a teenager. Therefore, I’m not the kind of fan who will scour the internets for every piece of information about an entertainer’s life. But now I realise that if I had done so, I may have saved myself a lot of money and heartache. In 2008 I discovered …

Boldly Go

“I don’t have religion, I have Star Trek.” I grew up watching The Next Generation, admiring Captain Picard and everything the Federation stands for. I have to believe that one day humanity will leave greed behind. That we will work not for the acquisition of wealth but for the betterment …

Fuck your Alphabets

Here’s the thing. I’ve seen this trend lately, where LGBT has become LGBTQ or LGBTI or LGBTWTFBBQOMG and even fucking QUILTBAG. Seriously? This is seriously what we’re doing? Here’s what I see: an attempt at inclusiveness that falls short. We’re still a bunch of letters thrown together. Letters that can …

NaNoWhatsIt

November is that time of year when people, still recovering from their sugar comas, undertake a thing known as National Novel Writing Month. I did this once, in 2008, and got a good head start on a novel that I’m still toying with. But it was only because at the …

Nomadic Soul

I’ve lived in Harrisburg, PA for roughly seven years now. I think that’s just about long enough. Unfortunately, I must remain at least one more year because of reasons. That’s fine, I can deal. The truth remains that relocating for me, while mentally and emotionally easy, is logistically more complex …

Generation WTF

Random Fact About Me: The three most influential TV shows of my formative years were The X-Files, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Mystery Science Theatre 3000. To this day, I don’t trust the government about aliens, I believe humanity can outgrow bigotry and greed and unite for the common …

This Is Not A Cautionary Tale

I have met a few new people, online and off, in the past couple of months, so I thought it would be a good time to revisit the last eight months of my life. Don’t worry, I will sum up. I suppose I can start by pointing out that I’d …

The Case of the Strange Fan Fiction

After a day of slaving over act two of Terra Paradox, I decided that I needed to do some more reading. So I took out my Munchkin (what I named my Kindle) and picked The Hound of the Baskervilles back up. Well, that was working out rather well until I …

I believe in vogons

If you’d asked me two months ago what the worst thing about unemployment would be, I may have answered with ‘economic uncertainty’, ‘shame’, or ‘lack of health insurance’. After a month of unemployment, I can honestly say the worst part is the paperwork. I’ve lost track of how many forms …

The Hell You’re In vs. The Hell You Fear

In writing my Young Adult novel, Terra Paradox, I have reached into my own past, trying to uncover what little I do remember of being young. It hasn’t been an easy process, as much of my past remains a mystery even to me. But there is one thing that I’m …

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