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- Rev. Dr. Taciturn
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- 52 Weeks, 52 Entries: Aric
September 23, 2010 06:50PM
August 27, 2010 02:30PM
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- “Thanks, Rita, that means
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March 12, 2011 09:28AM
- “Thanks, Naomi. I'm very
glad you enjoyed it!”
March 11, 2011 04:52PM
- “Yes, I think this is the
best thing you've ever
can't wait for the
March 11, 2011 04:50PM
- “Great analysis, Kevin. I
think you're spot-on.”
February 25, 2011 01:43PM
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There is a place, between the front and the back of every shadow, where the shades live. Fleeting and unpredictable, their lives are quick and intense. Lacking arms and legs and really any other way of interacting with our reality, they exist mostly as thought and whim.… Read full post »
I'm about ready to opt-out of Christmas altogether.
You see, I’m not exactly a wealthy person. In fact, to say I live ‘comfortably’ would be a stretch, I think. Generally, I’m able to keep food in my fridge and… Read full post »
Cooking in my kitchen requires extra techniques you won't necessarily be taught watching Hell's Kitchen. I found out most of these the hard way, so now I share them with you with the hope that you might avoid some of the pitfalls I've experienced.
• You will always… Read full post »
Well, folks, it was one year ago today that I decided to bite the bullet and start writing the story that had been in my head for almost a decade. For years it had haunted me, taunted me and dared me to attempt to articulate it in words, and on… Read full post »
Something has come to light to me of late, something that I find very disturbing and something that I find myself having trouble coming to terms with:
Most people are children!
And, just so I’m clear, (because ther… Read full post »
I want to linger
in echoing halls
forgotten and abandoned,
lonely and desolate.
I want to
before tumbled/… Read full post »
the intense feelings
of loss I am currently experiencing.
we were bestest friends
or that I was even a big part of your life.
attempt to express
the great sadness I feel at… Read full post »
haunted, I am helpless.
I am powerless against this force.
I am distracted, but I am determined.
I can heed no signal to cease.
feel good, and I feel bad.
Sorry, folks. I have no amusing story or anecdote to share with you today.
This is just a declaration to The Universe: Throw all the bullshit you want at me. I am not going to be taking it anymore.
This… Read full post »
I think if I would
to reach and touch the sky,
I think that I could
for daring to go that high.
For there is no air
way up there;
I am the optimist who believes everything will be fine.
Things are not so bad.
Things are going my way.
I am the pessimist who believes everything is shit.
Things are not so good.
&nb… Read full post »
My present is the eternal weight of the yoke I must bear.
My future is the infinite light of the goals I will achieve.
Awaking to another day, I wonder why.
Feed cat, take shower, drink coffee.
Meaningless movements, all.
Feeling empty, I perform empty actions
hoping for some sense of fulfillment
that never arrives.
Sorrow is my soul, sour is my mood.
This is an image of Earth and the Moon, acquired on October 3, 2007, by the HiRISE camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Une Espace dans les Nuages
Je vois un orage sur
pendant que je voyage à ma destination.
Je suis rempli avec l'agitation.
Je sais qu'il faut de me dépêcher.
Soudainement,… Read full post »
kill you, my enemy, my nemesis.
make you wish you never had genesis.
seem to end you, as hard as I try to,
but this time will be different, this… Read full post »
I always knew my job monitoring the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy had its share of danger, but I guess I never thought it would end like this.
In the middle of the night, Palmieri, in a suicidal rage… Read full post »
In my travels around the nation, I have personally come to two conclusions about San Francisco: 1) The Mission District has the best Mexican food anywhere in the world, and 2) San Francisco is quite possibly the least fr/… Read full post »
In a recent conversation, I mentioned that I had a hard time maintaining friendships because I have difficulty meeting people that can measure up to my definition of friendship. Of course, I was immediately asked What is your definition of friendship?
&nb… Read full post »
In response to silkstone's Open Call for the 10 books that most influenced my life, I present to you my list:
A Spell for Chameleon by Piers
I know, you're thinking Piers Anthony? Yes, Piers Anthony. A Spell for Chame… Read full post »
I blatantly stole this recipe from Allrecipes.com, but through much use and experimentation, I have altered it slightly to make it, well, manlier. I now share my mad-god baking skills with you.
Manliest of Cookies
a soft sugar cookie with a… Read full post »
I have found the last 72 hours very enlightening.
I respected quite a few people here, and now for a surpisingly-large number them, that respect level is at zero.
So many people I actually liked have run to defend… Read full post »
One of the worst possible things a science fiction writer can do is get their science wrong or just plain write bad science. Unfortunately, I always had difficulty with the math behind astronomy, which is the main reason I didn't become an astronomer. Even more un… Read full post »
What a lovely Sunday morning. The sun is shining brightly, the grass is green, the birds are singing. And it's not yesterday anymore.
Once the smoke clears and we can see the battlefield, what has been accomplished? A few hours, a… Read full post »