Is it just me, or does it seem like the weirdest dreams happen right as you fall asleep? You know, that moment right when you start to doze off? Seems like that’s when your brain decides to go hog-wild and screw with your entire perception of reality, so you have a bunch of crazy dreams then jolt awake only… Read more What Dreams May Come Up With (and then Blue Mice Happened)
Sometimes I find it hard to justify writing fiction, because the real world is so much more intricate and intriguing than one person could ever imagine. In fact, it never ceases to amaze me. At times like that I remind myself that writing fiction is not reconstructing truth through verisimilitude. Writing fiction is revealing Truth… Read more Confusing Truths, Forgetting Duty
…[W]e are alive and that it is gift and privilege, not right. We must earn life once it has been awarded to us. Life asks for rewards back because it has favored us with animation. — Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing When was the last time you looked at the world around… Read more We Are Alive
Here’s how can I usually create some intrigue when meeting someone for the first time: Them: “What do you do?” Me: “Oh, I’m a writer?” Them: “Wow, really?! That’s incredible. I could never write…” This works great, especially among members of the opposite sex. Were I not married, I’m sure this would have inevitably led… Read more You raised my hopes and dashed them quite expertly. Bravo!
While I’m not into the FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) movement as I was in the past, I feel that one of the things new people dealing with that community should understand is the different types of people they’ll encounter. With that in mind, here are the four types for users of FOSS.
NOTE: This post was actually written about 7 months ago, when I was in the middle of getting tested for a number of conditions. I was hurt and afraid. Its tone will therefore be considerably different than what you’re used to, if you’re a frequent reader. I decided to publish this because I felt it… Read more When Should I Start Caring?
“Now is the time to design the next ten years of your life–not once they’re over. — Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant WithinDriving to my parent’s house last night, I was listening to the Gnarles Barkley song “Crazy”. Over and over again. That’s because it was the first time I’d ever caught this passage: My… Read more Productivity in 2009
We’ve been buying furniture lately to furnish the new place. For the most part this has involved going to estate sales, garage sales, and antique shops to look for those just-right pieces of furniture. After all, we have a lot of space in the house and don’t wish to fill it with crap. And I… Read more Walmart Commies Clean
You know, I thought about publishing a post about a game with Fark tags and headlines, but I simply couldn’t bring myself to post it. Why? Because of something I think about too often, as I’m sure has anyone who’s ever considered their blog to be more than simply a sounding board. I’m talking about… Read more Quality: When Enough Is Enough
This weekend, autumn came to visit. I had been waiting for it since last year, watching closely for the first signs of the season, for the cooling temperatures, the turning of the leaves, and the added cheer the season always brings. Unfortunately, it didn’t stay long.