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  1. The right to be an idiot

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

    I'm a huge proponent of free speech. I believe anybody can say anything they want, and no one should censor opinions. Toxic and malicious intentions will never loose their potency via censorship. In fact, I'd argue it does the opposite.

    A couple weekends ago, I was hanging out with my best friend. We've known each other for a couple decades. We had an interesting conversation on free speech. Where does the fine line ...
  2. Private time is work time!

    I've found that some of my most productive moments are when I'm sitting down to conduct some business. Not sure why, but I seem to get a lot done when I'm on the toilet.

    Maybe I should just have one installed in my office?

    "R"
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  3. Bloggy Blog

    Well, this is a bit awkward. I'm a blog virgin. I'm not sure what content is expected, so I'll just wing it!

    About a month, give or take, I decided that it's time to re-ignite my passion for writing. The first step was to clean out a junk filled spare room and set up a good creative space. I'm rocking a laptop that can run Youtube, this forum, and word, but I'm skeptical if it can run them all at the same time. It's perfect for a work computer. I get easily distracted, so isolation ...
  4. ...And The Wisdom to Know The Difference

    After talking with the new guy at work, I had kind of an epiphany. I was training Ron in the weekend procedures, and we had some down-time. We're about the same age, and despite different backgrounds, Ron and I have a similar outlook socially and politically. So talking to him was a bit like a springboard into my own perspectives.

    We were flummoxed by how many soft, pampered crybabies moan about every problem, large and small. We agreed it was a matter of perspective. For the ...
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  5. In training

    I know I've always been crusty and cynical, but at this point I strive to be a curmudgeon. I may not be old enough yet, but I'm getting there. So here I sit, gibing the world the middle fingered salute and laughing at the world's stupidity. However, there are some people here that my agree with me.

    And get off my lawn!
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  6. Bleh

    I ain't been on here in so long.

    I honestly haven't used a keyboard in so long it took me a few minutes to remember how to type.

    I'unno if anyone particularly misses me, but I may start coming back more again.

    We'll see.
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  7. Earth... Whatever.

    I didn't even know it was a thing.

    A couple days ago, there was this thing they called "Earth Hour". If you're not "aware", the deal is for all you virtue signaling peeps to turn your lights out for an hour to show "...solidarity with the planet..." or some such nonsense. At first, I was upset that no one invited me to this event, and I resolved to turn every light on to max in protest. Then, a baseball game came on, and I thankfully forgot. ...
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  8. Sacramento

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    I flew up to Sacramento last week on business. Never been before.
    I was expecting a Merced/Fresno-like town, which is like Bakersfield if you don't know, basically as about a drab, boring, not cosmopolitan place as you can get.

    I was pleasantly surprised.

    I guess I should've guessed, it being the state's Capitol and all that, but I've been to the Van Nuys Courthouse which is a large fairly modern complex and that place is about as interesting as ...

    Updated April 2nd, 2019 at 01:07 PM by Kevin

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  9. The Soldier

    For obvious reasons the soldier is one of the most iconic and romanticized figures in, perhaps, every civilization.

    The soldier is necessary to defend the realm of it's owners. The soldier is necessary to defend the people who work on that property. The soldier is one of the few places a man can go to and legally exercise the primal energy nature has instilled in him for millennia.

    The iconic soldier is strong, persevering, dedicated, and follows- what I call- the philosophy ...
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  10. Troping, Trending, Mindbending...

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    Have you ever wondered what would happen if each of the personalities of a person with multiple personality disorder each had a multiple personality disorder of their own...
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  11. Professional Copywriting...

    I am embarking on a new adventure in breaking into the Junior Copy-writing industry. I have a lot of portfolio example ideas that I will be creating for an upcoming interview that I will be concentrating on to show that I am the right candidate for the job which is difficult as I have never held a professional copy-writing position. However I am currently helping my mum create copy for her new business venture which will include creating website content, blog content, advertisement content, developing ...
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  12. Leggo my Ego (mild language)

    Originally published here- http://andtherewaslight.org/index.ph.../leggo-my-ego/

    Ego is a bitch. It is the petulant, undisciplined child inside all of us screaming defiantly at the world, “MINE!” It sometimes sets unreasonable expectations and calls us terrible names when we fail. My ego is no different.

    A long time ago in a peloton far, far away I used to be a road bicycle racer. I entered the sport a little later than most serious athletes, my first race
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    Updated March 29th, 2019 at 02:58 AM by velo

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  13. Importance, impotence, impertinence, impudence...of poetry

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    The coughing cacafeny
    Cacaupheny cacopheny,
    Cacophonous vermisilitude
    coming in a
    cornucopia
    like the
    torrential nebulae
    of your
    momentous passion,
    falling flakey flakes
    from a magenta blackening winter sky.
    Vermillion
    Verdant, shimmering
    Verdurous(?)
    Verdergroose
    Verdegrease

    Whale's
    old
    floating
    Vomititude

    Ambergris!

    ... ...
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  14. Christy J. Breedlove's Young Adult Fabuliers

    Christy J Breedlove's Young Adult Fabuliers




    Published by christybreedlove--You can check out my new (under triage) website below:

    I'm from the west coast of California, born and raised on the beaches of Redondo, Venice, Huntington, Sunset and Seal Beach. I learned to surf at an early age, using the hulking long-board, but then settling on the sleek
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  15. I'm Not Going To The Theater Ever Again

    Jordan Peele's "Us" is crap.

    Crap.

    How the hell did it get so much praise? I thought all those superhero movies were bad, but at least they had a coherent story.

    "Get Out" wasn't even that good. It was kinda lame in a way as well, but it was a much better attempt. Didn't deserve the praise it got, but it was the directors first movie and a promising step. But I guess that's what you get when you praise crappy work.

    There ...
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  16. 3 hotel rooms

    got our card for room and one worked an the other didn't...sort that out later at reception but never did and when we get back one card doesn't work an then the other and now reception is shut with a telephone number to ring to get a master card to enter the room an that didn't work an it was an automatic message service with no one to contact..so I stay in with another friends room on the couch..next morning I give it loads about wat went on an she offers to put me in another room..so I waited ...
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  17. Zealots and Mediocrity

    I spend some time on other forums, focusing on outdoor activates such as camping, shooing, an homesteading. I'm an unapologetic Survivalist, and I enjoy listening to others' ideas regarding self sufficiency and the off-grid lifestyle. Discussions regarding the best non GMO crops rarely get heated, but gun discussions? My God, you'd think Martin Luther just heard the Edict of Worms was decreed. Holy War is declared.

    There are many battles in this Flame War, but the most vehement, ...
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  18. The Amazon Cannibal

    I wish somebody would tell me what the heck is going on!

    After watching this industry for 29 years, I think I've reached my saturation point.
    Read this HuffPost article, written by no less than Mark Coker (Smashwords CEO and indie author). Anyway you look at this, to me it spells doom

    2018 Book Publishing Predictions--Are Indie Authors Losing Their Independence.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...b0d86c803c78ab ...

    Updated March 13th, 2019 at 09:25 PM by Chris Stevenson

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  19. 3 parks

    All the time I walk to the gym I pass three parks..the first moorgate I just walk past the green railings and look in but the next I have to walk through has a concrete pond and their is often old men an boys controlling boats an the ducks don't seem to mind..on one of the benches is a plaque for a
    lad..noris (boots)green..beloved son brother and a plaque near a tree behind it...the final park is Alexander and I've often passed a woman who always has the same clothes on carrying a toy cat ...
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  20. Well! What a week I've had...

    Can't believe my luck.
    I've had a week off work. Haven't done much or been anywhere, apart from the odd shopping-trip. All I've done really, is read. And I've had some amazing reads. I may have told, in the past, how I always take three books from the Library whenever I'm out of reading material in the hope that there ought to, might just, be one decent read among them.
    Last weekend, my three which included "Rusty Puppy " by Joe Lansdale and " A Bend In The Road " ...

    Updated March 10th, 2019 at 01:59 PM by dither

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  21. Writing the Sexy Stuff

    Got an author's copy of my new romance book today.--pretty little thing, I have to say, but it's not only my first romance, but it is my first flaming hot and very graphic tome. I'm a virgin male author barging in on this popular genre. An Internet GF (which I sought out) contributed to the physical and emotional aspects between the lead characters, and we really ripped the seams open. And that was because we both researched the "how to of it" and read several romance and erotica books ...
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  22. Romance Blunders

    I've been tucked away in the writing cave for the last 79 days, and it was a straight push to the end on a romance novel. Sorry for the long absence. Once you're determined and focused on a new story, you know what happens. Yeah?



    A big call out to my super friends and AW, wishing you the best, always. I received great responses when I went into the AW romance forum with my tail between my legs.


    I can't give anyone a complete rundown on how ...
  23. ARE YOU A HOOKER?

    Have you Hooked or are you Bait-less?
    (I just hooked your ass in here, didn't I?)

    I've accumulated thousands of rejection slips, both email and hard mail, dating back at least 28 years. We writers agonize over just about every word in these little snippets of rejection death, attempting to decipher some type of meaningful logic out of these one or two-line zingers.

    Scenario: So the editor has read about three or four pages and stopped. She is in problem ...
  24. So You Want a Review?

    As I've said before, I'm not here to make you like me (as much as I don't mind that). I'm here to try and inform you; let you know what the Chuck Dickens is going on out there in the industry. This one is about seeking review requests for your new release, be it pre-order or not, or one of your back-list titles. IOW, you're going ask/beg a legitimate book review source to give you their honest opinion of your masterpiece. And make no mistake about that, they WILL give you an unbiased opinion ...
  25. Pen Names. I'm Not Who You Think I Am.

    I've agonized over using a pen name. Call it what you will—pseudonym, non de plume. I didn't really specialize in a genre. This has been going on longer than I’d like to admit. One look at my Amazon page will bear this out in a most dramatic fashion. I’d used a shotgun approach to see what genre got the best reaction sales wise. This late in the game, I've decided to use a pen name for my YA series. My small press sales from just about all my publishers have been small to mediocre at best. The ...
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