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Month: March 2004

Novelist, Essayist, (Recovering) Journalist

It’s My Birthday.

I mean it. Really. As in March 30. And I’m 27 today. Twenty-seven. That’s three-hundred and sixty-five days older than I was this time last year. I’m fifty-two weeks closer to 30, one year closer to forty. And it’s a damned shame. Why do we get “older”? That word just means obsolescence. It’s not until…
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Blogs Damned Blogs and Observations

I never wanted my blog to be the “typical blog”. You know the type: “Hi, my day was. John said X. Mary said Y. C-Ya! :~)” Yeah. That’s not this blog. Then again, I also didn’t want it to be one of these blogs: “Life is pain. Pain is life. Embrace my agony as your…
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If the world ran like Apple Computers…

…everywhere would be chic, spotless, and maintenance free. Every man, woman, and child would be vegans and do Yoga and cars would run on solar power. And we would all be hopelessly caught in the doldrums of poor market share and even poorer conceived advertising campaigns. (Think iPod.) However, we don’t live in the world…
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Lord of the Things.

So why is it that I’m surprised that Peter Jackson’s LOTR:ROTK won 11 Academy Awards, tying the all-time greats like Titanic and some Charelton Heston movie. (Maybe Ben-Hur??) I mean, it’s not the first time a sequel goes well for the creators. So I should be happy right? I guess I’m just ambivalent about that.…
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