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Understanding vs. Acceptance

You don't need to understand something to accept it... But accepting it helps in understanding it. 

You don’t need to understand something to accept it… But accepting it helps in understanding it. 

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Light Your Candle.

And let no one snuff it out.

Even if we disagree, politically or morally, I still love you.

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Tattoos, Symbolism, LGBTQ+ Rights, Comic Book Characters, And The Ever Evolving Change In Meanings

(or, "Well Crap, Now I May Have A Hate Symbol Tattooed On My Right Leg, And That Sucks")

Whelp, this sucks. If you’re unaware (and honestly I don’t blame you if you aren’t, this is a really, really, REALLY niche thing to be aware of), Dave Sim recently published a one-shot comic featuring his character, Cerebus the Aardvark, in what seems to be a very anti-LGBTQ+ storyline and message: Now, related but unrelated, […]

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I'm Sorry Your Dragon Show Ended Stupidly (No, Really)

I saw the meme. I laughed. And then I thought a lot. And I am really, really sorry this happened to you. 

I saw the meme. I laughed. And then I thought a lot. And I am really, really sorry this happened to you. 

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My 32 Step Novel Writing Process

After completing four novels and working on my fifth in three years, I've developed quite the process. Here it is for anyone interested. 

After completing four novels and working on my fifth in three years, I’ve developed quite the process. Here it is for anyone interested. 

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On Men And Misbehavior (and Hulk Hogan)

It's 2019, and we have a society to run. 

I need to say a thing about men and bad behavior in 2019. But first, some stage-setting. It started oddly enough in a discussion about WWE, and the tribute they did to the recently departed Mean Gene Oakerlund on Monday Night Raw last night. The company carted out the orange-skinned faux-blonde Hulk Hogan to deliver […]

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2019

Lots going on in my head. This is me sussing it out. 

There’s plenty to say about 2018. From a political standpoint, sociological standpoint, technological standpoint, cultural standpoint… Lots and lots happened. And most of it was covered by people better suited than me. I’m kind of out of the whole analysis game these days. It’s not that I don’t care, it’s that I don’t think I […]

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Budget Air Travel

How I used to fly compares starkly to how I fly now... If I fly at all

  Flying a budget airline will wake you up to almost every myth about modern middle class life. (I wrote this post in parts and pieces on my phone during a trip to New York this past weekend, and have since edited it so it actually makes sense instead of simply being shorthand “Peacockese”.) Here […]

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Pain, Strength, and Growing Up

Hurting your back in middle age hurts more than your back. But in the end, there's growth in pain. Or something, I dunno. Whatever, just read this ok

Hurting your back in middle age hurts more than your back. But in the end, there’s growth in pain. Or something, I dunno. Whatever, just read this ok

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The Tetris Effect Effect

I cried.

Tetris Effect made me cry, in the best way possible.

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