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Dodging Assassins, Ninjas and Triads

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

It’s Thursday! We made it. Now if we only had tomorrow off.

I have a quick announcement before getting to the meat of this thing: Saturdays are now–at least on my website–officially Classic Blog Post Day! What does this mean? It means that MySpace has a ton of blogs I wrote from 2006 on and since so many of us are waiting for the site to simply shut down and cease existing, I figured I’d better rescue all the blogs while I can.
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Sequel: The Sequel!

Monday, January 24th, 2011

RECOVERED

As an adult writer, I write to give my ideas and fantasies life. As a child writer, I did it to continue stories I loved and wanted more of. Our fourth grade teacher once read our class Otherwise Known As Sheila The Great by Judy Blume and I wasn’t satisfied thinking the story was over at the last page, so I set out to write the next adventure. Sure, I didn’t get very far, but that wasn’t the point. Endings don’t exist to a child.
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Service With A Smile: A Gay Man’s Motto

Friday, January 21st, 2011

RECOVERED

Service with a smile is usually a gay man’s motto, right? Oh, get your mind out of the gutter. That’s a different blog. Anyway, the entire reason this subject is coming up is because of an observation my mother made last month. We’d just sat down in a restaurant, the server came over, asked how we were and I apparently had an entire conversation with this woman like an automaton without ever even looking up from my menu.
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A Writer’s Mortality: The Undiscovered Country

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

RECOVERED

I’ve seen two films twice each on opening day in my life. The first was “The Lost Boys” back in…well, not so long ago. The second, which was a little more recent, was “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.” Both have very warm places in my heart and I actually have a tradition that goes back to 1982 of watching Star Trek films while decorating the Christmas tree. It’s just what I’ve done. Well, up until 2009 when Ralph declared “I want to watch something else.”
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