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Being Nice

  • June 23, 2015
Being Nice

"Being nice with the main goal of going to heaven is the moral equivalent of being nice to a girl in hopes that she will have sex with you." — Unknown

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Going Under (Alternate Take)

  • June 14, 2015
Going Under (Alternate Take)

June 2015

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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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Thomas Slatin On How He Finds Inspiration

  • March 6, 2015
Thomas Slatin On How He Finds Inspiration

Ever since I started a blog, people have asked me where I find my inspiration. My main source of inspiration comes from real life experiences, which is why the vast majority of my writing is non-fiction. In 2011, I wrote a list of 80 Journal Writing Prompts, which was in response to the repetitive emails asking me for advice for inspiration. The journal writing prompts were posted in April of 2011, and quickly became the most visited post on my blog, and after going viral, received an average of 20,000 visits per day for several months thereafter. I knew I had stumbled upon an idea, if even...

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Gifted

  • February 28, 2015
Gifted

My parents sent me to private school, intending to provide me with a superior education. Midway through third grade, my parents decided to move, and I was forced to repeat third grade, a decision that delayed my graduation from high school by one year.

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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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Ubergeek Skills

  • November 18, 2014
Ubergeek Skills

Keyframe

  • October 30, 2014
Keyframe

keyframe - noun. A moment that seemed innocuous at the time but ended up marking a diversion into a strange new era of your life—set in motion not by a series of jolting epiphanies but by tiny imperceptible differences between one ordinary day and the next, until entire years of your memory can be compressed into a handful of indelible images—which prevents you from rewinding the past, but allows you to move forward without endless buffering. There are moments in my life that I refer to as being magical. Little snapshots of memories forever embedded in my mind that I will never forget. ...

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I Haven’t Gotten It All Figured Out Just Yet

  • October 20, 2014
I Haven’t Gotten It All Figured Out Just Yet

I noticed a Facebook update recently from a childhood friend, who has recently decided to go back to college to pursue a degree in Psychology. It must be convenient to have ones life planned out just like the plot of a paperback novel. In life, I have not been so lucky; I haven't gotten it all figured out just yet.

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Ridiclous Humanities Writing Assignments

  • September 29, 2014
Ridiclous Humanities Writing Assignments

If I had a dollar for every one of the ridiculous humanities writing assignments I was given while in college, I'd be fabulously wealthy. Here is a small sampling of the many humanities writing assignments I remember being given while in college. If I had my way, I would have written essays filled with snappy answers to the assignments to mock their ridiculousness.

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What Photography Has Taught Me About Life

  • September 6, 2014
What Photography Has Taught Me About Life

The Contents Of My Head

  • August 19, 2014
The Contents Of My Head

What is one thing nobody knows about you because nobody ever cared to ask? There is so much going on within the confines of my own mind. All through the day, empty thoughts fill my ears, at night, dreams and visions of things and situations never to become reality play before my eyes. Often times there is a fire storm of thoughts like a freight train running through my head, other times, a lonely and uncomfortable silence takes over. The thoughts linger; empty ones for a brief period of time, while those which are important and meaningful seemingly fleeting. There are so many things nobody...

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Would Not Come

  • August 5, 2014
Would Not Come

I spent all afternoon yesterday hopelessly agonizing over my writing, trying to write down anything but the words would not come. - Excerpt from my writing notebook, July 28, 2014 @ 11:00 AM. There are times in the lives of every writer when they inevitably feel like they are not good enough, or their writing is somehow inferior or sub-par. Writers tend to be perfectionists when it comes to their writing, myself included.

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What Writing Has Taught Me About Life

  • July 10, 2014
What Writing Has Taught Me About Life

I have learned a lot in my life, but perhaps the greatest lessons in life, I have learned from writing. This is what writing has taught me about life.

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The Pines Hotel

  • June 19, 2014
The Pines Hotel

Pines Hotel 4-minute infomercial ca. 1980s from AllAbandoned.com on Vimeo.

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