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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My Writing History, and Our History Repeating

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If you haven’t surmised by this point, I don’t really do long form writing. Sometimes. When it is necessary. For some reason, I’ve never enjoyed reading short stories either; ironic considering how I will cozy up to an anthology of a book in a second, or a great journalism piece. I noticed this when I was a subscriber to The New Yorker for 10+ years. I would always skip over the short stories. Only if I were in a dire emergency for something to read, would I flip back through. (when cell phones were really just for calling and not for reading blogs subscribed to. still, never leave home without reading material!) Intellectually, I am aware of my predilection for … Read More

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The Future, Now

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or The Future Now or The Future Is Now; play on phrase, meaning the same and various things… Focusing my mind for a moment, these articles are all in the current webisphere and worth your time -if your interest leans this way It has been really exciting hearing about Mars over the last month (feeling acknowledged) and NASA’s non-news announcement regarding possible life once there because of water, its potential habitability (once again?) Let us invoke some wisdom from our approachable resident futurist, Elon Musk : Elon Musk argues that we must put a million people on Mars if we are to ensure that humanity has a future I am in no way a global warming or climate change propagandist, … Read More

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Honest to Goodness

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If this phrase-idiom isn’t both Christian and southern, I don’t what to say to ‘y’all’! “a real honest-to-god live cowboy”; “had us a high old time”; “went upriver to look at a sure-enough fish wheel” ((what the f*** is a fish wheel, seriously)) Colloquially, it is the preface to an exclamation. Instead of saying ‘Oh God!’ (or) ‘Oh my God!’, (oh G*d or Oh my G*d – if you are Jewish) -it is  both raw and without taking Jesus name in vain. I am neither church going or of this habit. I lean towards ‘mother f***’ truth be told, especially when driving. Maybe if I were making a pie and, ‘honest to goodness’ this fruit would be better than that fruit. 🙂 Every cliché has its place. What i love about it: It is literal. It isn’t just a … Read More

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Place and Time. Read Books.

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Madame Bovary is representative of a possible Highland Park woman in Dallas. If you don’t know the classic story by Gustave Flaubert: essentially a young lady cheats on her boring doctor husband. She jumps into another affair, it goes nowhere and she satisfies desires through material purchases and eventual debt. The first time I read it, I was at the tail-end of a relationship with a very well-read man. He was a bit questioning and suspicious of this book choice. He was intuitive of our demise. I will never forget the moment he walked past me, sitting on his worn, tan leather couch reading this book. He asked me what I was reading, I said, ‘oh this…classic I’ve never read … Read More

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