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  1. Taking a "Break"

    I don't know when I'll be back. I just feel burnt out. Spent.

    I've come up with a way to make Sisyphus' dilemma more torturous, and that would be to surround him with other people who are pushing their rocks to the top successfully. Taunt him with what he'll never have: salvation.

    Tie a pedophile up against a wall. Don't drip water on his forehead. Just hold his eyeballs open, force them to look forward, and play the right images with a projector.

    We don't ...

    Updated September 5th, 2017 at 07:22 PM by Smith

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  2. About My Blogs

    So in the midst of having a significant amount of homework to do (basically need to write two narrative essays, except one in first person for English and the other in third person for Journalism) I have decided to do a writing "warm-up" and discuss something I've been meaning to get around to for a while. A little stream of consciousness.

    Why do I blog?

    The biggest thing is that it helps me articulate my thoughts. I have things I want to say, and the act of blogging ...

    Updated September 2nd, 2017 at 05:44 AM by Smith

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  3. History Repeats Itself

    As everybody jumps on the anti-Nazi bandwagon (which is about as impressive as being anti-cancer), I decided to continue doing some layman's research into communism and fascism.

    What I found to be very interesting is how they're both fundamentally collectivist. One is classist and the other is racist. One is for the proletariat and the other is for the Aryan race (or insert another race / people here).

    Benito Mussolini took a lot of inspiration from his time in the socialist ...

    Updated August 23rd, 2017 at 04:05 AM by Smith

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  4. First Day of College

    To start with a focus on the positive, classes went well! I found them without trouble, although I'll definitely be needing an umbrella as the walk for one of them is about 5 minutes.

    The professors seem very reasonable and helpful. Both the journalism and the English professor handed out their respective syllabuses, which outline all 16 weeks of the course. Convenient. I'm already building a head start on the reading. It's actually pretty enjoyable work.

    I committed to ...

    Updated August 22nd, 2017 at 04:11 AM by Smith

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  5. I Need to Stop Being a Little

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    Now, it's time for me to get back to writing ladies and gentlemen. That cringe-inducing venting is over!

    I can't wait to start college next week and begin my studies in journalism and creative writing. It will certainly lead to my career. I'll guarantee that it does.

    Can't wait to go to a future Charlottesville-esque event and do some proper coverage of it, and nominate myself as a target of the establishment and the Left with a smirk that only Martin ...
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  6. Mentorless

    (The title has nothing to do with this site.)

    I've been thinking about how important having a mentor is, because I don't have one.

    The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had Master Splinter.

    In Kung-Fu Panda, Po has Shifu, and Shifu had Oogway.

    Outside of cartoons with obvious eastern influence, even Mozart - a prodigy child - studied and learned a lot from the great composers of his time, or before his time. This included Bach, whom he met.
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    Updated August 14th, 2017 at 08:12 AM by Smith

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  7. Socialistic-Blame

    I like my steak medium-rare, so get ready for some long-winded thoughts that may not be fully cooked.

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    You don't teach kids collective responsibility - the kind seen in the family unit, between a group of friends, or on a football team - by forcing them to be a collective.

    My entire life I was raised to hold myself accountable for my actions. Thanks dad. That doesn't mean I'm perfect and I've never shirked responsibility, but I do my best and it certainly ...

    Updated August 8th, 2017 at 06:48 AM by Smith

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  8. Ping-pong -> beer-pong -> beer-bong

    Today I was talking with my co-worker and friend, Mitch, about some people who seem to do everything in their power to make it difficult to hang out with them.

    Well, difficult for me. That was the crux of the disagreement in our discussion.

    I don't have a problem so serious with any of the people in this group that prevents us from getting along. Nevertheless, over the past couple years there are some issues that have caused us to grow apart.

    First comes the ...

    Updated August 5th, 2017 at 03:46 AM by Smith

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  9. White-collar

    I do property assessment for my township.

    Our job consists of weathering the hot days, driving around in our air-conditioned car trying to get good pictures of vacant property; knocking on doors and interacting with people, repeating the same spiel each time; we take photos of the houses for the records, while also ensuring that what is on the blueprints matches what's actually on the houses.

    People love taxes. So people love us. Some of the dogs love us too.
    ...

    Updated July 27th, 2017 at 08:58 PM by Smith

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  10. Self-doubt

    It's all my own.

    I can't let myself be anxious. I can't worry. There's only the now. Nobody knows what tomorrow will bring. And we can't go back and change the past. It's just there to tell us where we've been. To give us continuity. To learn from.

    But you can't force yourself to stop being worried or anxious. You'll only worry that you're worried, and then worry about the fact that you're worried you're worrying. I guess I'll contradict myself right away; you have to let ...
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  11. A Political Disagreement

    So I've been very outspoken before about how I think it's ridiculous you can't maintain a relationship with somebody in spite of a political disagreement. Specifically, it was about Brexit.

    And I still think it's ridiculous-- at least, as it pertains to Brexit. But not so much in terms of what I'm about to tell you.

    Lately I've seemingly become at greater and greater odds with an old Skype friend of mine who comes from Germany. He said something so absurd that I must've ...

    Updated July 1st, 2017 at 11:45 PM by Smith

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  12. Starstruck

    So looking back I realize that I've had the *very* fortunate opportunity to meet not one, not two, but many famous individuals.

    Not only that, but people who actually mean something to me, and who are a positive influence.

    I shook James Hetfield's hand twice. Really nice guy who appreciates his fans. Talented. Metallica is cool, although it's not a band I go out of my way to listen to anymore. But growing up my dad got me into them and that definitely had an influence on ...
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  13. The Year Of The Fox?

    ^According to a Canadian "Chinese" Calendar.

    It's bullshit, but I thought it was chuckle-worthy anecdote, and I didn't know what to title this blog because I don't even know what it's going to be about.

    Got an article (or two?) in the works. This time they're on writing. One's "Writing's Not a Pleasure; It's a Discipline", and the other is... I forget. You see, I've been up since 7PM yesterday; not only is that a messed up time to wake-up, but also the ...

    Updated June 26th, 2017 at 06:58 PM by Smith

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  14. Eh?

    On my way to Toronto for a political convention and to attend Professor Jordan Peterson's reception dinner.

    Nervous? Yeah. I'm on my own; the fox has left his den. Like, how does one find a bus that will take me from downtown Toronto to where I need to go?

    And what am I going to say to my dad, who doesn't even know I'm here?

    Guess we'll find out. See you Monday, WF!

    From my phone,

    -Kyle

    Updated June 16th, 2017 at 03:03 PM by Smith

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  15. OMG I'M A FAN-GIRL

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    I haven't been this excited in forever! :0

    https://www.amazon.com/Your-Name-Blu...7SCPW4B6ZRED3K

    IT'S AVAILABLE! IT'S HAPPENING!

    Super Ultra Deluxe Collector's Limited Edition, here I come! xD

    Updated June 12th, 2017 at 12:56 AM by Smith

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  16. The Star Wars I'll Never Have

    It's a shame that when I look back all I can think is, "I used to watch Star Wars."

    With Lord of the Rings there is no looking back. It's right here. It will be left alone (knock on wood), and remain timeless. I'll still watch them for the rest of my life. Maybe not as often. But still at least once every year or two.

    That's not because Lord of the Rings is the epitome of fantasy, although I do think it was the peak of its time, and held that spot for a long while ...

    Updated June 5th, 2017 at 03:28 AM by Smith

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  17. Back to the Grind

    I look like a lobster.

    Earlier this week on Sunday night I received a text from a friend of mine. He wanted to know if I could work for him, helping him paint houses.

    It was a mistake. I got baked.

    By the sun.

    Yep, I didn't wear any sunscreen and now instead of a TV tan I have a farmer's tan.

    Fortunately we didn't have work today because of the rain. Mentally I'm feeling quite well, although I think I could use a little more sleep ...

    Updated May 26th, 2017 at 03:00 AM by Smith

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  18. The Relationship of the Professor and Businessman

    It's a placeholder title. Couldn't come up with anything swift for right now.

    There's a lot to glean from "The Rommel Papers". If you're unfamiliar, please feel free to check out my review of it here first. (hyperlink would be added in final draft)

    Approaching the book from just a historical or military angle is to miss the insights on life and human nature. What I want to grapple with in this blog is a specific contrast that Rommel makes between professors of ...

    Updated May 30th, 2017 at 06:09 PM by Smith

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  19. Adderall

    Cut a pill in half yesterday afternoon and tried it for the first time.

    Wrote 1000 words in a period of about four hours. Not bad. And I found myself more focused on aspects of the story, the characters; my mind didn't drift as often, and when it did it wasn't as long as it'd typically be.

    What surprised me the most was how normal I felt. Truthfully it felt like... how I feel on a rare "good" day (without the help of drugs), when the stars align and by some miraculous ...

    Updated May 12th, 2017 at 11:17 AM by Smith

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  20. Skype Talk with Jordan Peterson

    That's right!

    As a reward for donating $200 to his Patreon, I got to talk to the man himself today.



    We spoke for about 45 minutes about all sorts of things, but there was one thing he asked me that really "clicked".

    "Are you proud of anything you've written?"

    And when I thought about that I said "Yes".

    It felt like he'd asked me something that I ...

    Updated May 9th, 2017 at 11:46 PM by Smith

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  21. Sloshed

    Looking back to 30ish minutes ago, maybe I should've walked you out to your car. I mean, we walked out the door together.

    But, I don't know. I wasn't ready to take charge of the situation; I'm a coward. Plus last time we saw one another - just a month ago - you told me you had a boyfriend.

    Didn't seem proper either way.

    Meh... more than likely isn't even a big deal. Best not think about it. Just ride out the buzz. Forget it. Forget you.

    Maybe next ...

    Updated May 6th, 2017 at 09:07 AM by Smith

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  22. Times Like This

    At times like this it's hard to describe how I even feel. It's a mixture of emotions, and those don't separate nicely like oil and water.

    I don't know who I am.

    I don't know what to do anymore.

    I don't know why I'm even here.

    I don't know how to take the reigns of my life.

    Maybe that's why philosophy and psychology really appeal to me. Music. Writing. It's like I latch onto these things unintentionally but not randomly, and they not ...

    Updated May 3rd, 2017 at 10:22 AM by Smith

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  23. Debate Wars - Clarity



    Been procrastinating too much lately. Guess the first step to fixing that is to acknowledge it, like any other problem.

    I've realized (again; you'd think I would've got it the first time) that I only have control over what I do.

    The only thing I can control is how I present myself. How I explain something, the amount of detail and level of specificity. ...

    Updated April 30th, 2017 at 08:47 AM by Smith

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  24. Your Name

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    I just saw the film "Your Name".

    It's changed my life.

    All cliches aside. I hate using that phrase. Like how "love" can lose meaning when you say that you "love" everything.

    I've never been a fan of anime. I don't mean that in the sense of disliking it. What I mean is that I've never really watched it. But after I walked out of the theater, across the empty parking lot and back to my car, ...

    Updated April 26th, 2017 at 06:49 AM by Smith

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  25. Debate Wars - Clumsy Calumny

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    So the hounds from my previous "Debate Wars" blog post have returned, and this time they've got some new tricks up their sleeve.

    Libel.

    In other words, they'll take advantage of the fact that I'm a fox, and call me a thief and make all sorts of false claims, so that hopefully the other forest animals will "turn me in".

    Allow me to explain how this works.

    Let's say you do an interview. ...

    Updated April 22nd, 2017 at 11:12 PM by Smith

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