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I was forced to write my first rejection letter today. I think I nailed it.

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Greetings and Salutations (and Other Insincere Forms of Expression)

Dear Reader, To begin with, can we stop using the word Dear. Dear means beloved, precious, priceless, or rare. I don’t have that kind of relationship with my phone company, nor do I want one. We can still be friends,

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

Photos by Steve Jurvetson, Lynette S., Horia Varlan, research.gov, Carolyn Lagattuta, Trois Têtes, and Wikipedia CC-BY-2.0 Original idea gratuitously stolen from xkcd

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The Five Stages Of Writing (or I Feel Your Pain)

Like dealing with grief, writing also has five stages. STAGE ONE – Caffeination Most writing begins with some sort of stimulant. Much writing is done late at night because writers are so easily distracted during the day and fail to

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I Redefine The Phrase Puppy Muffins (or Get Behind Me, Satan)

So, a nun cut in front of me in line at the pharmacy today. That sounds like the start of a bad joke. And I guess in a way it is. The only way it would be funnier is if

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Anatomy of Customer Service (or Do You Want My Money or Not?)

Based on a true story. Apply for new credit card. Get accepted for new credit card. Wait for new credit card. Wait longer for new credit card. Get a letter that tells me to go to post office to get

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Let Me Be The First To Say Humbug (or Nine Ways To Cook Reindeer)

(Photo credit: Wikipedia) I am hiding from Christmas. So far I’ve managed not to hear any Christmas music this year, but mostly because I haven’t left the house. I used to work in retail, so I’ve gotten a lifetime dose

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Decisions, Decisions (or Insert Humorous Subtitle Here)

I’ve got a choice to make. Well a few choices, actually. And I don’t mean what to have for breakfast. Things that involve money and feelings and where I want my life to go decisions. Like do I want a

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Somebody Disagree With Me (or Wish Me A Merry Christmas, I Dare You)

I am a complete and total failure as a blogger. Here I am, eagerly set to engage a willing audience in a lively debate, and you all have to go and agree with everything I say. Maybe I should talk

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No Autographs Please (or Sign on the Bottom Line)

(Photo credit: Wikipedia) It has long been a staple of fandom: that scrawl of ink across a piece of paper that announces to the world that you met, er… what’s his name. You know, he was in that thing with

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