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Bullets Falling on a Field Like Rain

Bullets Falling on a Field Like Rain

At the Luxor Hotel in Vegas on Friday, a woman complimented my sparkly Chucks. She was wearing flip-flops, the only pair of shoes she had brought for the weekend. She was going to the Route 91 Harvest Festival across the street. Wish I had better shoes, she…

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Perfume River and the Yearning for Self

Perfume River and the Yearning for Self

“I think that if you dig deeply enough, the yearning at the center of great literature is I yearn for the self. I yearn for an identity. I yearn for a place in the universe. That’s the great thing, the great ‘Who the hell am…

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And the End of All Our Exploring

And the End of All Our Exploring

And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. T. S. Eliot, “Little Gidding”

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Why Does My Inbox Contain 2,000+ Emails?

Why Does My Inbox Contain 2,000+ Emails?

For months now, I’ve had trouble sending and receiving emails. My site and email are hosted on a server shared with a bunch of spammers, and my email address is blocked by many firewalls. To complicate matters, your firewall may be blocking the sending of emails…

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When Everything Is So (Too?) Well Arranged

When Everything Is So (Too?) Well Arranged

The pleasure in traveling consists of the obstacles, the fatigue, and even the danger. What charm can anyone find in an excursion when he is always sure of reaching his destination, of having horses ready waiting for him, a soft bed, an excellent supper, and all…

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Kill Your Darlings

Kill Your Darlings

  The more you love your darlings, the less objective you can be about them. Without objectivity, you can’t see your darlings for what they are and recognize when they do wrong. They’re probably not as good as you think. It’s easy to get so attached to…

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Home Is Where the Construction Is

Home Is Where the Construction Is

I’ve had seven bicycles stolen or dismantled here in River North (RiNo) Denver. Last night, someone broke into a bunch of cars in the gated lot. Not mine. I’m carless. My Mini Cooper was totaled after a recent hail storm. It felt good to not have…

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Good Reasons Aren’t Good Enough

Good Reasons Aren’t Good Enough

Good reasons often rest on good evidence before readers can accept those reasons as sound. For example, let’s say you make this argument: “RFID technology should be implanted in student IDs.” Your readers ask, “Why do you believe that?” “The technology is a fairly inexpensive means of…

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