Wishful thinking

I have mentally composed a novel. It’s a very good one, full of rich character development and an imaginative plot. I’ve written down some of it, but only a minute percentage of the whole. I always seem to be making excuses as to why it remains in my head and doesn’t make its way to the…

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Prize inside

In general, I am not someone who you would call a winner. I’m not saying I’m a loser, it’s just that… Ok, I am kind of calling myself a loser, but not in the way that you think. I just have really terrible luck. Scientifically, I know that luck isn’t something that exists, but I…

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Cashing in on fandom

It’s a commonly understood fact that Star Wars is more than just a series of films. It’s a rallying point, a fandom community of galactic proportions, and therefore, a big market for merchandise. As I was buying a Han Solo dress this morning (and wondering if it would be considered office-appropriate business casual attire), I started…

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What the media should learn from #YesAllWomen

Tragedy transfixes us. That’s the nature of the human experience – wanting to make sense of what we don’t understand. It’s the same reflex that pushes us to explore the outer reaches of space or the inner workings of a particular cell. It’s that deeply rooted need to explain our very existence that gave birth…

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On life as a paper pusher

I have long been a very vocal supporter of books (I realize that this is a slightly odd-sounding statement). When I say I support books, I’m talking quite literally about books, and not just reading. I’m all for encouraging people to continue reading actual, physical, paper books. To me, reading on a Kindle is the equivalent…

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Guilty pleasures

If you’ve been around the blog lately, you’ll know that I made clear a few things I don’t like. And if you have been around the blog for a while, you’ll know there are a few things I really like. Since it’s a quiet, rainy Saturday, I figured I may as well go one step further and…

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