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Star Gazing

  • October 3, 2016
Star Gazing

When I was a child I was fascinated by the stars. As a child I would often lay in the grass behind my parents house and gaze at the constellations, trying to comprehend just how the universe was created. My parents, from a very young age, always encouraged me to decide what it was I wanted to do with my life, so at age 10, I decided that one day I would be an astronomer so that I might some day make a career out of gazing at the night sky. I remember my parents, my father especially being proud that one day they would be able to tell people that they had raised an astronomer. That Christmas...

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Best Of The TomSlatin.com Flickr Group

  • December 11, 2015
Best Of The TomSlatin.com Flickr Group

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Highly Influential Quotes From The Best Books

  • April 21, 2015
Highly Influential Quotes From The Best Books

“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme...

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Writing Prompt Number 126

  • March 1, 2015
Writing Prompt Number 126

What are the best and worst memories of childhood?

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Neil Gaiman On Writing Tips

  • February 3, 2015
Neil Gaiman On Writing Tips

Write. Put one word after another. Find the right word, put it down. Finish what you’re writing. Whatever you have to do to finish it, finish it. Put it aside. Read it pretending you’ve never read it before. Show it to friends whose opinion you respect and who like the kind of thing that this is. Remember: when people tell you something’s wrong or doesn’t work for them, they are almost always right. When they tell you exactly what they think is wrong and how to fix it, they are almost always wrong. Fix it. Remember that, sooner or later, before it ever reaches perfection,...

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Poisoned By Fairy Tales

  • January 19, 2015
Poisoned By Fairy Tales

My father died in February of 2013. I was 33 years old. There are so many things still left unsaid. So many things I wanted to ask my father. And yet, with each passing year, it seems that there are more and more questions left unanswered. I decided a long time ago that I would not be having children of my own, for various reasons, despite the fact that I know I would be a fantastic parent. Perhaps it all goes back to my childhood and all the things that went wrong. I don't know for sure. One thing remains certain. As children, we are poisoned by fairy tales, and the concept...

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TomSlatin.com’s Best Posts Of 2014

  • January 1, 2015
TomSlatin.com’s Best Posts Of 2014

Here are the best posts from 2014, in order of posting date, starting in January. January I Am Obsessed With Abandoned Buildings | How To Live An Epic Existance | A Notebook For Every Purpose February The Tapes | The Expert Enough Manifesto March I Am An Early Morning Writer | The Curse Of Brevity April The Tamorack Lodge | The Story Of My Life And Other Ramblings | Lost In The Pages May Abandoned Service Station | My Writing Process: A Blog Tour June Discussion: Why The System Is Rigged | The Pines Hotel July What Writing Has Taught Me About Life | Chasing Cars August McMullens...

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The Keeper Of Secrets

  • December 16, 2014
The Keeper Of Secrets

Ever since I was little, I seemed to always be the person that everyone entrusted with their secrets. As the years went by, I thought of myself as the keeper of secrets. But why me? Why was I chosen to be everyones confidant? For the purposes of this article, no names will be mentioned, only very obscure references to actual occurrences.

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Christmas Memories

  • December 5, 2014
Christmas Memories

There is perhaps no happier time in a child's life than Christmas day. As an adult, whenever I think of Christmas, I am reminded of Christmas memories from long ago.

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The Stranger (Edit)

  • November 29, 2014
The Stranger (Edit)

November 2007

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