Monthly Archives: February 2011

Best Left Said

How many times have you found yourself in a situation where you thought another person just needed to keep their mouth shut? Often, after they fail to keep it shut, someone utters the something such as, “That was best left … Continue reading

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Marriage Proposals

Marriage can be a funny thing. I told Chrisie before we got married that everything that already annoyed her about me still would after the wedding. She didn’t believe me (fun fact: I was right).  She never lived with anyone other … Continue reading

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My Movie Moment

I often get annoyed at movies when a situation’s set up seems too perfect. I don;t mean the tropes I’ve come to accept, such as how televisions always seem to have a special report that directly relates to the characters … Continue reading

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You Need Eat

I’ve lived in Clarksville, Tennessee all my adult life, but like many denizens of the my town, I one worked in Nashville. There are many things about that period that I don;t miss. I don;t miss the daily commute. I … Continue reading

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One Way

I have a painting at my parent’s house that I would love in our home if my wife didn’t think it was too big. It’s not what anyone would consider a masterpiece. In fact, along with the painter, I may … Continue reading

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Careful Consideration

Words have an amazing amount of power, never mind what certain youthful rhymes claim (personally, I’d often rather be beaten with a stick, and possibly a stone or two, than sit through some of the insults I’ve endured). Words have … Continue reading

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Pressure

I’ve never really liked Valentine’s Day. I just don’t like the notion of a day that over time had become engineered to remind lonely people just how lonely they are. It’s especially problematic for Chrisie and me because it falls … Continue reading

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Bad Ideas

One afternoon in middle school P.A.S.S class, we wrote programs to create computer graphics on our state of the art Apple IIe. I had recently seen an interesting shape and I incorporated into my program. We gathered around the computer … Continue reading

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Real Change

How does this always happen, I thought. I was second in line at my favorite fast food establishment. Unfortunately, the other two lines briskly moved while I just stood behind only one person hunched over the counter paying. I started … Continue reading

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Principles of Research

One of the last big projects we had in junior English was to write a research paper. It was the largest part of our grade for that six weeks, so it essentially was the grade. I knew my grade was … Continue reading

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