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My Cancellation Has Already Begun

Last Monday, I logged into Reddit looking for fun things to upvote when I was hit by an admin message informing me that my account has been permanently suspended. No recourse. No discussion. No mercy. And why was I banned? … Continue reading

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Are We a Good People?

Yes, I meant to put that “a” in the title of this article. That’s because I’m not just asking if we are good people individually, but, as a neighborhood, city, county, state, and country, are we a good people? Do … Continue reading

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An Important Change in the Way I’ll Talk About Movies

I take criticism seriously. By listening to people, especially when they have something to say that feels painful at first, I find many opportunities to grow and be better. I recently received some feedback to an article I wrote that … Continue reading

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I Wonder When I Will Be Canceled

With all that’s going on in the world, I feel the need to take a detour from my usual topics and discuss something of supreme importance. As a simple man who doesn’t go with the flow and instead pushes against … Continue reading

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Taking a Moment to Be Grateful

I know Thanksgiving was last week, but I feel the need to take a moment to express gratitude for something most precious to me. The Monday before Thanksgiving, my wife collapsed in a puddle of her own blood in our … Continue reading

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I’ve Never Found Cruelty Funny

When I was a kid, I remember being really uncomfortable as I watched one particular episode of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon show entitled “Michelangelo’s Birthday.” In it, Michelangelo is excited one morning because it’s his birthday, and … Continue reading

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Taking My Future Into My Own Hands

Last December, I noted that my left middle finger had swelled up and was quite painful to use. That was a rather detrimental development for a hands-on writer like myself. It’s been an interesting year since that discovery. I’ve gone … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Has Been a Blessing to Me

The quarantines, lockdowns, and other restrictions that were put in place in 2020 to stop the spread of COVID-19 are annoying and detrimental to many people. I’m grateful that I have been spared pretty much all of the ill effects … Continue reading

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My Favorite Movie Character: Al Frazier

I imagine most people, when asked who is their favorite movie character, would take it as a fun exercise to go through their favorite movies and try to think of the characters that they most enjoyed watching go through struggles … Continue reading

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Flattery Will Get You Everywhere, Thor

When I was first learning about blogging more than a decade and a half ago, I heard that one of the best ways to befriend other bloggers and get people to talk about me was to first talk about them. … Continue reading

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