Category Archives: Random Stuff

Feeling Bad for Feeling Bad

My fingers hurt. Nothing new there. But something strange has happened. I had intended to write a different article this week about how this website sometimes feels like my journal, but I found that it would work better if I … Continue reading

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Unfinished Work

Have you ever almost completed a project, but then left it for weeks and not gone back to it to finish the job? I ask because I find myself in that position right now. I recently went through my old … Continue reading

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Is It Possible to Tell a Complete Story with No Repeated Words?

I reuse a lot of words as I write. If you saw the first drafts of my articles before I publish them, you’d see that I say “so” and “that” far too often. It’s during the editing process that I … Continue reading

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The Ongoing Miracle of My Hands

I have wonderful news to share! More than a year and a half ago, I took my future into my own hands when I stopped seeking professional medical help for my arthritis. I’m awfully young to have such bad hands, … Continue reading

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A Significant Change in My Personal Life

Normally I don’t talk about my day job. It’s ironic that the work I do publicly tends to be something I try to keep private. I’ve worked at the same company for a little more than 12 years. That stability … Continue reading

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My Improved Version of ‘Uninvited’ from City of Angels

Uninvited has a hauntingly beautiful melody and terribly lame lyrics. So I rewrote them to make them mean much more than unrequited love. Continue reading

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Is My Good Opinion, Once Lost, Lost Forever?

Something has been on my mind this week concerning food. Perhaps it’s a luxury to even have this problem, but I still wonder if it’s either a virtue or a vice. And I think, even though it’s about food, it … Continue reading

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Do Rotten Sequels Spoil Great Previous Films?

I recently rewatched 2006’s Casino Royale. I hadn’t seen it in many years, and I really liked returning to it. It feels so simple and quaint in some ways. And yet something was nagging at my mind the whole time … Continue reading

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Bedtime Story: The Magic Ring

The first short story I shared was a little on the dark side. That one was entitled “The Strange Fruit.” Not all of them will be like that, though. This one has a much more upbeat tone and ending. I … Continue reading

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I Think I Found James Horner’s Inspiration for ‘Willow’s Theme’

Have you ever listened to a piece of classical music and thought to yourself, “This sounds awfully familiar?” Plenty of people have dissected the main Star Wars theme to discover its classical roots, for example. But I recently found something … Continue reading

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