Tag Archives: deep thought

Post-Halloween candy auditions

Halloween was a special time growing up, at least once my family moved to a trailer park. I was seven that year (I turned eight right after), and it was the closest we had ever been to living in the … Continue reading

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Craft adjacent

My mom always made crafts when I was a kid. She was a stay-at-home mom and money was tight, but her crafts I think helped a little and she always enjoyed working on them. As a result of this, and … Continue reading

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Brain implants of the future

A recent interesting article in the Wall Street Journal explores the science of where we currently are with neuroprosthetics and what it could mean for brain or sensory augmentation in the future. To an avid sci-fi reader and sometime writer, … Continue reading

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On bullies

We hear all the time now about how schools are cracking down on bullying. If we’re being honest with ourselves, we know that’s not really true. Bullies learn early that if they get in good with the authorities, if they … Continue reading

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The R word

For a little while now I’ve been meaning to write about my progress on Gray Area. The short version is that I’m well past the 50K mark and have been writing at a pace worthy of NaNoWriMo. When I’m on, … Continue reading

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Not so much proof

I like to read up on science reporting when I can, and that’s what made an article about more proof for general relativity catch my eye. You see, I’m a longtime Einstein skeptic. Bear with me, because I know iconoclasm … Continue reading

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The other long I

Since I was a kid, I’ve recognized something that I never see acknowledged in dictionaries: English has two versions of the long I. The fact that this is never, ever mentioned in a dictionary or any place you would see … Continue reading

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