Monthly Archives: March 2014

Madder than a Hatter at March Madness

March Madness. That’s what they call the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Madness is used here as positive reference to the frenzied attention paid to the tournament. A tournament where young men going to college try to put a ball through … Continue reading

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Breaking the Rules without Breaking Bad

Break the rules. That’s the advice I give people who are feeling constrained or stifled by the endless rules that abound in life or art or anything for that matter. Sometimes they are arbitrary. Sometimes they are illogical. Sometimes they … Continue reading

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To Andromeda and Beyond Control

“In four billion years scientists say the Andromeda and Milky Way galaxies will collide.” That was the snippet of conversation I heard at lunch today. Talk about worrying about events set in the future. Talk about worrying about events beyond … Continue reading

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Resisting the Evil Driving Fantasy

  I’m a fairly calm driver. Getting worked up by bad driving conditions or heavy traffic or clueless drivers only serves to gin up plenty of cortisol for the body. Cortisol bad. Yet, certain driving behaviors still drive me batty. … Continue reading

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A Detailed Destruction: No Country For Abstract Poetry

I’m too abstract to write poetry. The sins I commit when I’m writing poetry are plentiful. Not specific enough. Not detailed enough. Not rhythmical enough. My reaction to that has always been: I don’t care. But to be fair that’s … Continue reading

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I’m not Buying What You are Selling

I’m a bit of a minimalist. I think I’ve mentioned this before. I’m a terrible consumer as well. A friend once said, you don’t even know you need things. Marketing doesn’t seem to work on me either, though the jury … Continue reading

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Obscurity Rocks

Obscurity. Working in it sucks. All the hours you put into your passion can be tough at times when you receive little recognition. Many of us are comfortable with our labors of love and the personal reward they bring. Many of us … Continue reading

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