Farther From Familiar

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April 3, 2013

I’d envisioned it dozens of times as the end of the lease crept closer, picturing myself scrubbing nooks and crannies I probably hadn’t looked at in years. As I shoved my hands into the gloves and filled the sink it was almost exactly how I thought it’d be. Still feels weird to be here....
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Blueberry Mountain

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March 25, 2013

I remember fondly the trips to Bon Echo park in Canada that were a fairly regular part of my growing up. It was the ultimate in campgrounds, with more trails than I think I ever walked in all the years of visiting and an impressive native American history. Each time we’d go we’d visit...
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Kickstarter Project Torment: Tides of Numenera

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March 24, 2013
Kickstarter Project Torment: Tides of Numenera

Sites like Kickstarter have launched some amazing projects of all kinds, and particularly in computer games. Many hardcore RPG fans still play the old classics like Baldur’s Gate (especially with the Enhanced Edition out), Fallout, etc. Even with more recent achievements like the Mass Effect series and Dragon Age, it’s exciting to see a...
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Chasing Words

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March 18, 2013
Chasing Words

A post by Rebecca Dickson I read this morning gave me a chuckle at the truth of it. We all make excuses not to do a lot of things, particularly creative endeavors. As I got thinking about all the days I’d hoped to write something and didn’t, and all the reasons I must’ve  come...
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Three Sides Become One-Sided

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March 5, 2013

Something this morning made me think of the saying “There are three sides to every story: yours, theirs, and the truth.” I suppose there’s a lot of truth to that in certain situations, but it’s worth noting that people I’ve heard say this a lot seem to take it too seriously. I place this...
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Comfort Without Shortcuts

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March 3, 2013
Comfort Without Shortcuts

There is an abruptness to it, the way they say your name when it’s a new friendship or when it’s all business. It can come off deliberately but masquerades as casual, as if to say “Hey name, it’s no big deal but…” Sometimes it’s said in that way that we’re wired to hear with...
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Parallel Universe

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February 25, 2013
Parallel Universe

I stood at the window, looking out on the city beyond. Time seemed to stand still for me, encapsulated in this room primed for business but dead quiet in this moment. Cars and people moved below, all going about their day to both triumphs and frustration, heedless of my attention. A man on the...
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Defiant Beauty

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January 11, 2013
Defiant Beauty

I filled my lungs to capacity, breathing in the air that hinted of clover and pine. There are some days that inhaling deeply of something refreshing feels like taking in life itself. There’s a magic in it that can take you from an emotional pit to someplace wonderful, and even on an already good...
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