Monthly Archives: December 2013

Five Easy Steps to Awesomeness

Just kidding. There’s no five easy steps to awesomeness. In fact there are probably not five easy steps to anything you want. Yet as I stumble around the Internet I see article after article on five steps to something desirable.  … Continue reading

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Faking is not Making It

I just made it up. I say that a lot when I’m cooking.  When I cook (if I dare call it that) I often don’t know what I’m doing or have any set plan. I tend to make split second … Continue reading

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Attraction on the Wrong Side of the Tracks

“You’re so sexy when you’re angry!” That was the quote from the romantic comedy. I think I’ve seen that same basic scene in dozens of movies and TV shows. Usually the ones where there is the whole love-hate theme going … Continue reading

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The Dreaded Butter Loop

  I’m an awful shopper. I often have to be forced to shop for even the most bare essentials. When I do shop, I can only shop for a little while. I am usually drained when I’m done. For the … Continue reading

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Tis the Season for Innuendo

Scentsicles.  That’s what I thought it said when I walked by the sign in the Michael’s Craft store. I have penchant for misreading signs so I walked back to take a look at what it really said. But that’s what … Continue reading

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Romantic Reanimation

Whether I was born a romantic is hard to say. I am pretty sure I knew this by the time I was five. How I knew I could not say since the word “romantic” had surely not entered my vocabulary … Continue reading

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Just One Little Thing

  It was awful. The character’s accent. It was so bad it ruined the whole movie. To be fair, I know accents are not easy. Especially in English language movies whose characters would not be actually speaking English. But the … Continue reading

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The Truth, She Hurts

Self-referentiality. While one can hardly avoid it when writing a blog about one’s thoughts, I usually try to avoid writing about writing. And unless it’s a self-help article on writing, I don’t like to read writers writing about being a … Continue reading

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Fueling Change with Chocolate

Habits require rewards. Incentives to engage in the habit, good habits. That’s what I learned from the book “The Power of Habit.” So I didn’t make this stuff up. Being a get-to-the-point kind of guy, I looked at the three … Continue reading

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The Moment Left in the Cold

She knows it’s cold. The snow is falling and the wind is blowing. She is bundled head to toe in good winter gear. Except for her hands. Her hands are bare. They must be bare. She needs her electrically-charged hands … Continue reading

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