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Truth in Words and Pictures (or The Circle of Academic Life)

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Posted in Things I know less about than I think

The Top Ten Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Read Top Ten Lists

It’s the end of the year (not the end of the world as a bored media would have you believe) and that means Christmas, New Years, and top ten lists. The latter is certainly one tradition we could all do

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Posted in DPchallenge, I'm Just Saying

In A Subjunctive Mood (or Long Live The Drama Queen)

So I’ve decided I’m going to try to post something every day. Well, every weekday. Why? I don’t know; it seemed like a good idea at the time. I probably wouldn’t if I were the kind of person who thought

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Posted in Best Of Verbatim Gibberish, DPchallenge, Word Nerd

Children Should Be Seen And Not Herd (or Feeding Time At The Zoo)

I can’t even get a date, so I’m the last person in the world to give parenting advice. I probably know more about nuclear physics than I do kids. What I do know is they are often loud and usually

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Posted in DPchallenge, Whine Tasting

Using Colorful Language (or Did You See What I Did There?)

Language isn’t always black and white. Indeed, some maroon can leave you red in the face with his linguistic abuses. Maybe a trip to Magenta would help get you back in the pink. Or maybe Burnt Orange Tailgating is more

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Posted in DPchallenge, Just nerding out

I Must Be A Hipster (or How To Write A Good Blog)

Only really cool people like you read this blog. At least that’s what I tell myself. Every now and then, I’ll be reading someone else’s blog and they’ll let us peek behind the curtain and see how many views or

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Posted in Best Of Verbatim Gibberish, Things I know less about than I think

Simile (or Love Is A Four Letter Word)

In response to the Weekly Writing Challenge: Easy As Pie from The Daily Post at WordPress.com Simile (A Poem by The Clueless Troubadour) Love is like a helium balloon Let it go and it flies away Hold it too close

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Posted in Insidious Inspiration
Divide and Conquer: A collection of short stories from the workshops of Foil & Phaser for your Kindle or ePub reader.
Divide and Conquer Volume One

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