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Strange Occurances…

Everyone, I’m sure, has had those days where something happens (no matter how small) that doesn’t make any sense whatsoever. Just yesterday, in fact, a couple of things made me scrunch my eyebrows up in a quizzical manner and think, “Uhh…. okaayy….” Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More

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1st Draft Complete… Finally!

Over the past couple of months, I’ve been pretty quiet in posting much of anything other than my weekly movie review. It’s not necessarily that I didn’t have anything to say, it’s that taking the time to turn my thoughts into anything that would make a modicum of sense has been elusive, mostly due to a lack of motivation. Part of this, I think, stems from the struggles I’ve been encountering in getting Phoenix Moirai out into the public consciousness and turning new contacts into actual clients. I knew going in that it was going to be an extremely steep and laborious climb, but with the reality of it all settling into place, and my current revenue stream beginning to dry up, you can see how this might make me feel a little insignificant and powerless. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More

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The Blame Game In America

With the most recent rampage that occurred last week in Santa Barbara, once again we’re being presented with as many excuses as humanly possible for the reason it took place. From guns to knives to Hollywood, it seems as if everything in the world is at fault except for the actual person who committed the crimes. What everyone is overlooking, though, is the root of the problem, which has nothing at all to do with any outside influence, including the possibility of mental illness. The real problem lies in the cultural shift our country has taken over the last couple of decades, due in part because of the erosion of leadership on all levels. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More

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The Life of a Writer

Does this just about sum it up?

Pearls Before Swine

Pearls Before Swine, by Stephan Pastis

Pearls Before Swine Comic Strip, April 13, 2014 on GoComics.com.

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Take a Moment to Breathe

Sometimes, the best thing you can do is shut your brain completely down, especially after spending almost every waking hour working (well, okay, that’s probably an exaggeration, but it’s felt like every waking hour). Your brain is just an organic computer system, after all, and after running it non-stop for days on high-speed, constantly using all of its available RAM, it’s bound to eventually crash or completely burn out; or in the least slow down to a laboring crawl. By stepping away and allowing the system to cool down and essentially reboot, things become a little more clear and manageable… and in some cases, less stressful. Which is always a good thing. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More

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RIP Harold Ramis

Today, we lost a master of comedy.

Actor, writer, director and producer Harold Ramis, who got his start on the sketch comedy show SCTV (which also included John Candy, Rick Moranis, Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara), passed away this morning from a rare immune deficiency disease. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More

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Milestone Achievements

Milestones, no matter how big or small they might seem, must always be appreciated. They are the rocks we use to travel across the river of life, and if we skip one, or fail to acknowledge its weight or size, we may very well trip and fall, leading to a much longer and heavier burden than we were meant to carry. Every achievement a person makes in life will lead to another, and though we may one day reach our ultimate goals, another road will always be waiting for us there to lead us down a new and even more exciting adventure that we never once thought we wanted until our final milestone had been completed. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More

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Playing Catch Up

As many of you may have probably noticed (and then again, maybe not), I’ve been all but missing from my blog for the past couple of weeks (with the exception of an update or two on the progress of my new business, Phoenix Moirai, and my weekly movie mayhem review). But I have a good reason: I’ve been laser focused on meticulously building the website for Phoenix Moirai, not only to get it up and running (which I needed to do if I wanted to get any business whatsoever), but to avoid a healthcare.gov-style meltdown (of course, there was very little possibility that would ever happen, since my website is nowhere near as complicated as that; not by a long shot).  But now that it is officially complete (and live — check it out: www.phoenixmoirai.com), I can take a breath and catch you all up on a few other things I’ve had on my brain. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More

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A Nobody Can Survive “The End”

Earlier today, 2012 came on the boob tube and, of course, I couldn’t resist watching (it was one of my top ten films of 2009, after all) and it got me thinking of a scene that happens later in the film. It turns out that underneath all of the special effects, the nonsensical actions and the unbelievable stunts, lies an allegory of survival beyond your expiration date that really resonates with me. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More

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Hope in the New Year

Today begins a new year and with it comes hope—hope that you’ll finally lose the weight you’ve been wanting to lose; hope that you’ll finally find “the one”; hope that your career goals will be met; hope that everything will turn out for the best. It’s also the time to take a breath and reminisce about what you learned, what you gained, what you lost, what you gave up, what you fought for, what you failed at, what you accomplished and where you would like to see yourself on the road ahead. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More

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