G&L Writing Exercise The Second

February 27, 2011

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For the reasons I outlined two posts ago, I struggled mightily with the first Goggles and Lace writing challenge, and ultimately got frustrated and walked away from it. For kicks, I dug around my old old old very old short fiction pieces and discovered that, even though adolescent Steve stole mercilessly from the characters in books he was reading at the time (mostly […]

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Music Tidbits

February 23, 2011

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As promised (though a day late), here are some new albums out that I have been loving lately. I recommend these to all listeners unless otherwise noted. 1.   Iron and Wine, Kiss Eachother Clean I’m always a fan of music that is stripped down, but it was refreshing to hear Iron and Wine songs that sound a bit […]

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Zest For The Counterproductive

February 21, 2011

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You may have noticed that I missed both of my first two deadlines. No, actually, you probably didn’t, but I sure did. Fact is, I’m a lazy bastard who squandered my weekend not thinking about the challenges that lay before me. Let’s tackle these challenges one at a time, shall we? Career Goals I intend to get […]

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New Plan: Don’t Be A Bum

February 17, 2011

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In the final scene of Pulp Fiction, Vincent Vega pithily defined a bum as a person “without a job, residence, or legal tender.”  On February 4th, the company that I worked for had a layoff that left me without a job for the first time in over a decade. I am now officially one third […]

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The Decemberists at the House of Blues, Boston

February 5, 2011

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On January 29th, 2011, The Decemberists brought the very best of their Portland, OR, brand of showmanship to Boston for a second consecutive night at the House of Blues, or “house in which blues happen” according Colin Meloy, the band’s frontman and cheif songwriter. The rash of heavy winter storms took the weekend off so […]

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Mission Statement

January 29, 2011

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Greetings! My name is Stephen, and I look something like this:  This space is my attempt to get back into the habit of writing on a semi-regular basis. Like  many thousands of folks sitting on a degree in English Lit, I have spent the better part of my early 20’s focusing primarily on simply getting by, […]

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