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The Harder I Rock, the Older I Get

One of my favorite things in the entire world is live music. The energy that a live show creates is palpable, and nowhere is this more true than at a rock show. Rock shows, eg. Toadies, Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, … Continue reading

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Yes Please, Thank You

I fell in love comedy long before I understood the concept of comedy. As a kid, the funny parts of life were the only ones that mattered to me. Nothing was too big to bear as long as I could still … Continue reading

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Writer Spotlight: The Bloggess

I hope we all know that depression tells us lies, and the lower we feel, the stronger the lies become. Depression will tell us that we are worthless, we are alone, we are ineffective, our lives don’t have purpose, and … Continue reading

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Book Review 2: Home by Toni Morrison

I have read a few books since posting my last book review on No Safe Place, but I have not yet posted any reviews.  After my nerdiness won a trying argument with my laziness and insecurity, I am back on … Continue reading

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Book Review 1: No Safe Place by Richard North Patterson

I read No Safe Place by Richard North Patterson on a recommendation from Stephen King’s book On Writing.  He spoke of Patterson’s skillful storytelling and suspense writing.  I’ve had this book on my shelf for a long time, and I … Continue reading

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2 Drops in the 2013 Bucket

We are in a brand new year, our annual clean slate, our second chance to turn our lives into what we want them to be.  I’ve spent some new years saying goodbye to years that I couldn’t wait to put … Continue reading

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Unclench Your Face!

I saw the newest Bond film tonight, and I thought it was phenomenal.  I firmly believe that the Bonds’ tailors do not get enough credit for pouring these men into their suits so beautifully.  Nobody can outrun a fireball in … Continue reading

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The Toadies Do Tulsa

This weekend I traveled to Tulsa, OK to see one of my all time favorite bands, The Toadies.  I have seen more of their shows in the past 15 years of my life than any other band, and each one has … Continue reading

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