Can You Hear Me Now

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–no question mark My last boss thought I interrupted him too much. I did. I broke the habit…around him. I cringed inside every time I heard myself do it. Our facial expressions would conform into the same shape simultaneously, as his frustration-fueled anger matched my internal disgust at not having nipped the terrible habit in the bud. When I interrupt you I’m being anxious, I’m excited. Know when I interrupt, it’s because I know where you are and I feel like I can anticipate where you are going. But it’s downright awful and rude, too; don’t get me wrong. I’ve become a  much better listener as I’ve gotten older. I really like mindfully paying attention. As simple as it sounds, it’s … Read More

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Perfume

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It’s funny. I’m not a perfume wearer. An occasional spritz. Similar to my lipstick wearing, I’m non committal. Frankly, perfume gags me. Especially the sweet stuff. A man who wears a sweetish cologne vexes me. A man should only smell cloyingly sweet if he’s a baker. I would prefer no person wear any recreational scent, but this blog has already covered pheromones, so I won’t get into it again. Really, a man should smell like a man. I have no problem telling even my mother, ‘yuck, roll the window down’ if we’re riding in the car together. Or calling her ahead and saying ‘I have a headache, please don’t wear perfume’. She’s religious about her use. She’s the one to … Read More

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Simply Said

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Hi. Say it like it is, don’t beat around the bush. A longer read can be a deterrent within our clickbait culture. Haven’t you noticed the trend in adding [how many minutes this takes to read] under article titles or bylines of stories and journalism; as if everyone’s time is so fucking precious…give me a break. I’ve always seen it as a challenge. You don’t know me or how quickly I read. Aside from this, I’ve personally lost a lot of faith in journalism. It often comes across as deliberately destructive or sensational. Just as more money doesn’t determine class: better words don’t necessarily make a better point. Attention is not the same as focus. #BrockaQuote Often when a point … Read More

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Summation of Sorts

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If this were a phone call, you would very well be startled by my voice; and may have forgotten it. Bare with me, this could be a doozie. The more time goes by in which I don’t blog, the more negligent I feel on what I want to comment on. And the opportunity keeps passing me by, as they do. Time does not stop for much deliberation frankly. I used to be spontaneous. I used to shoot from the hip. It did get me in trouble a couple of times, foot in mouth style, but physically I have never been in harms way. Is there more at stake as an adult? -the being level-headed, feeling buttoned-up, and having consequences to … Read More

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Thoughts On Others’ Thoughts

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I know I’ve mentioned this before: I am not a big fan of short stories. Never have been. I don’t spend any time on Medium and I have no desire to. This personal proclivity baffles me, because it seems like I would love them the most, as a supposedly anxious impatient person. Tell me, get to the point! Maybe this belief about myself isn’t 100% true. And it also baffles me because I’ve never been able to really articulate why. Only recently have I come to understand that it is more of a time suck to get invested in something which has no longterm benefit; maybe it’s the matured investing entrepreneur in me or just a vulnerable child who doesn’t … Read More

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