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The Kindness of Strangers

I think this is a wonderful story from The Moth. A celebrity reaches out to a stranger and does a very nice thing just when the stranger needs it most. This particular celebrity had a reputation for being a prickly … Continue reading

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10 Things I’ve Learned From My Latest D&D Campaign

Photo by Alan Alfaro. Used under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 2.0 license. My game group has been involved in a pretty good campaign for several sessions now. My character is a third-level dwarf barbarian  glory-seeker. Given that … Continue reading

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I Can’t Complain, But Sometimes I Still Do (or, My Pet Peeves)

I realize the big holiday has come and gone for another year, but I say, “Let’s keep the spirit of Festivus alive all year long! Let the airing of grievances commence!” Herewith, some of my pet peeves:

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Thoughts on the New Year

  I’m sitting in the Starbucks in Liverpool with my son, who is filling out internship applications, and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue is playing. It’s one of my favorite pieces of music, and it’s good for a writing background. For … Continue reading

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A Blogger’s Lament

It’s been too long since I have made an entry on this site And of great creativity I will not deign to boast For in those stolen moments when jot some thoughts I might, I find myself without ideas for … Continue reading

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P.G. Holyfield

So I’ve been thinking all day about what I could possibly say. I overslept this morning. The alarm went off at 5:30, like it always does, but I decided to rest another five minutes before getting my first cup of … Continue reading

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This is What Life as a Red Sox Fan Does To People

Michaela Murphy told this terrific story on The Moth about growing up in a house full of Red Sox fans and her adventure taking her younger brother to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. I hope you enjoy it as … Continue reading

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Indecision

My children are grown, and I’ve noticed something interesting over the past year. The youngest is 19 and about to start his second year of college; the older two are living on their own. From December 1988 until August 2013, … Continue reading

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Things That Have Happened To Me Lately

It’s been many moons since I posted something here, and it’s not been because my life has been dull. I sit down to write blog posts sometimes and I draw a blank. I feel like I should write something edgy, … Continue reading

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Random Spec-Fic Geneology

Submitted for your consideration: A trail of speculative fiction movie connections. Starting with … Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), which starred, among others, Samuel L. Jackson, who also appeared in … Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the … Continue reading

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