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what’s up chuck

Today is Chuck Palahniuk’s birthday. Chuck is one of my favorite authors, not only because of his unique writing skill, but he has this uncanny ability to see through the bullshit and show you things as they are, not as people wish they were. The author of Fight Club was born on this day in …

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come closer

Unless you have been living under a rock the last year or so, you have to know that Showtime has been catching up to HBO when it comes to interesting and well-done shows. Dexter is the show based on the quietly successful series of books written by Jeff Lindsay featuring a serial killer who hunts …

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since you been gone

I may not know everything, but the things I do know catapult me up into very thin air. Few people possess the random collection of information that courses across the miles of synapses that make up my brain. One of the many stories that I’ve been fascinated by is the historical account of the ancient …

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Wild About Harry

It had to happen eventually, right? I mean, kids grow up, right? In case you’re absolutely clueless, I’m talking about Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince and the fact that the lead characters, Harry, Ron & Hermione, spend a good portion of the book hooking up with whomever will have them and eventually, each other. …

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down in it

all work and no play make jack a dull boy. all work and no play make jack a dull boy. all work and no play make jack a dull boy. all work and no play make jack a dull boy. all work and no play make jack a dull boy. all work and no play …

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the outsider

Being raised catholic and reading the old testament cover to cover, then having been forcibly “converted” to christianity and reading the King James bible cover to cover, then exploring Buddhism and other Eastern philosophies in my late 20s, I like to believe that I am relatively well-read when it comes to religion. I’ve yet to …

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everyday I write the book

I’ve read a shitload of books in the last few weeks. I really should post reviews of all of them since many of you have read the same books (meimur, I did like bringing down the house tremendously). Of course, if I write and post book reviews, I should also take some time to write …

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nothing is good enough

Douglas Adams created all the various manifestations of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (THGTTG), which started life as a BBC Radio 4 series. Since its first airing in March 1978, it has been presented as a series of best-selling novels, a TV series, a record album, a computer game and several stage adaptations. It …

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sooner or later

Ever wonder what a day in the life of a freelance writer is like? Well, as much as I’d like to say that it is filled with unbeliveable amounts of alcohol broken up by bouts of creative genius, it’s really not like that at all. One of my favorite writers, Ernest Hemingway, would write on …

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The One About Death & Taxes

I’m not afraid of dying. In fact, I’m kind of looking forward to the whole process. I like living, but I’ve been there and done that. I’m one of those people who likes new experiences, even if they’re experiences you only get to try once. Of course, there are those people who get to die …

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