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This Is Not For You

I came across this talk from Cameron Esposito a few weeks ago and I can’t stop thinking about the main point she made: Art challenges the power, everything else is propaganda. Jesus, so what the hell am I making? There are a handful of days out of every month where I
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My Modern Gargoyle

I write for a living. Writing, editing, proofreading. It is basically the only thing I have ever wanted to do and I’m lucky to be in the position I’m in. Contrary to popular belief, it is not a terribly creative endeavor. When I write my own stories, I start out
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The Simplificator

Is “complexifier” a word? Here’s a piece of context: language and everything rolled up into it – reading, writing, comprehension, spelling, pronunciation, and so on – is wholly dependent on context. Punch “complexifier” it into your word processor and you’re likely looking at a squiggly red line. Is it a
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Working On Someone Else’s Canvas

Although it feels like all of our modern state of content demands it, I’m not great at binging things. Should my focus be held on a single storyline for anything longer than an hour, I’d rather watch a movie. I like to space things out and let things bother me. The
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Everything has to end.

  For the last two years, we have been trying to get through the entire series of Friends on Netflix. I never watched in when it aired, but the social stigma that swells up whenever you admit to someone you’ve never seen it tends to get overbearing. Did you know
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No One’s Here

Last Friday my weekly email readers read some thoughts about Going Home. You Can Read That Here.  There is a particular sigh of relief that you can feel when you walk through an area that is commonly packed full of people. I remember feeling this while sitting in the Student
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A thought on pencils

About a year ago, I took this photo. I was testing out the settings on my camera and this happened to be the setup on my desk. It would eventually become one of my most-downloaded photos on Unsplash with nearly 15,000 downloads. Oddly enough, I didn’t use those pencils for
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