Monthly Archives: August 2009

Me Versus the Outline

I never do anything the easy way. For example, TLWSHLWM does not allow me to tackle home projects anymore as she is no longer willing to endure the seventy-five trips to the hardware store any such project requires. She’d rather … Continue reading

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Discipline

Discipline. You’d think that someone with my work history ought to have plenty of discipline. I don’t. There is an argument running on sffworld about first drafts. Some folk treat this institution as if it is a matter of course. … Continue reading

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The Good Life

How does a guy know if he lived a good life? Aristotle suggested there are two parameters to be examined: the kind of life that is praised by other folk and the kind of life that is prized by other … Continue reading

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Let’s Don’t

Home projects are the handiwork of some devil, conceived in optimism, executed with hope, ending in disaster. Perhaps home projects are simply manisfestations of the Chaos Theory, the deepest disorder lies waiting in the greatest order – the plan. A … Continue reading

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I Can Never Be a Politician

Universal health care seems a fairly straightforward proposition. But, then, I do tend to simplify things to let this feeble old brain comprehend what’s going on. As of 2008, the U.S. population was nearing 304M.  As of this summer, the … Continue reading

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When All Is Said and Done; It’s Just a Matter of PoV.

Thinking about how I write just creates more and more confusion. Say, for example, I want to describe what the guy is thinking. I’m probably going to write it as: Suddenly, Joe thought: “Hey, she’s pouring her drink down my … Continue reading

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