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Three Small Words

  • August 8, 2016
Three Small Words

How I feel; three small words I ask myself too much, and as for everyone else around me, perhaps not enough. I feel as if I've lived my entire life making other people happy, pointlessly documenting my anguish, pain, disappointment, and dissatisfaction of a wasted life in a books written pages.

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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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Somethings Wrong With Me

  • February 24, 2015
Somethings Wrong With Me

For years I was convinced that somethings wrong with me, simply because I have always been caring and nurturing, a quality often associated with femininity or male homosexuality.

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Arthur Schopenhauer Quote

  • February 5, 2015
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote

Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man. --Arthur Schopenhauer

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Margaret Atwood On Writing Tips

  • January 29, 2015
Margaret Atwood On Writing Tips

Take a pencil to write with on aeroplanes. Pens leak. But if the pencil breaks, you can’t sharpen it on the plane, because you can’t take knives with you. Therefore: take two pencils. If both pencils break, you can do a rough sharpening job with a nail file of the metal or glass type. Take something to write on. Paper is good. In a pinch, pieces of wood or your arm will do. If you’re using a computer, always safeguard new text with a ­memory stick. Do back exercises. Pain is distracting. Hold the reader’s attention. (This is likely to work better if you can hold your own.)...

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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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Diamond In The Rough

  • December 22, 2014
Diamond In The Rough

Finding a good blog is like finding a diamond in the rough. A truly good blog is few and far between. In a world full of everyone shouting, it is that whisper that so inaudible that is what one searches forever just to find. Here is a random smattering of blog posts I have discovered recently that deserve a mention.

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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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Yearbook

  • November 24, 2014
Yearbook

Recently, a handful of my friends have decided to post scans of their high school yearbook pages on Facebook. And while I have since misplaced the yearbook from the year I graduated high school, conveniently, or otherwise, the concept of posting ones yearbook online has inspired various thoughts and ideas.

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Quest To Create Iconic Photography

  • October 23, 2014
Quest To Create Iconic Photography

I have always felt a strong desire, a compulsion, a quest to create iconic photography. A recent visit to an art gallery, I viewed an exhibit of Dorothea Lange's iconic photography, which only served to fuel my desire. I have spent the majority of my time searching for that one epic photograph, and although I have come close, I still have not yet found what I am searching for, although I have a very good concept of what I wish to capture, if I could only capture it.

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One Man’s 600 Mile Walk For Justice

  • October 8, 2014
One Man’s 600 Mile Walk For Justice

One Man's 600 Mile Walk For Justice New York State An Albany County man from East Berne, New York, Is giving a voice to the state and the country to get his message heard. He is walking across the State of New York on a 600 mile walk for justice. Beginning in Buffalo, and ending in Montauk, Long Island. Tom is no stranger to his civil rights, and has walked for many other causes. 62 year old Tom Cavanagh, an advocate for the civil rights of the disabled, embarked on his journey on Monday, September 22, 2014. Tom quit his job, and moved out of his home, and planned well in advance...

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What Photography Has Taught Me About Life

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

26 Questions

  • August 26, 2014
26 Questions

These questions were first brought to my attention on Tracey Lynn Tobin's Blog, No Page Left Blank, in this post titled 26 Questions No One Should Answer. The original questions can be found here on Write Accountable. Here is another list of answered questions.

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6th Grade, And Other Mishaps

  • August 25, 2014
6th Grade, And Other Mishaps

Sixth grade started like any other year of public school, except for the fact that my teacher had received word that I was a, "gifted student", and therefore, expected more of me than most of the other students in my grade. Public school was a breeze, and getting good grades never required any sort of work whatsoever, so I was anticipating 6th grade to be a breeze. From day 1, it was a nightmare.

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Old-School Advice That Still Remains Relevant

  • August 16, 2014
Old-School Advice That Still Remains Relevant

Daily, men and women do a score of things that they know to be hurtful and insane, because they fear to be accounted "peculiar," and "not quite respectable;" and so it comes about that "the keeping up of appearances," as it is called, the incessant striving to be popular at all costs, engenders endless hypocrisies and falsehoods, and makes knaves and cowards. - The Blight of Respectability [Geoffrey Mortimer, 1897]

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