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Flowers for Algernon

This is one of many books I’ve recently finished.  Written by Daniel Keyes, it’s the story of an kind adult looking for friendship.  Charlie is a young man with a low IQ and a yearning to be intelligent.  He has been mentally challenged since being a young boy and now has been offered the opportunity [...]

Animal Farm

Orwell really outdid himself with this one.  I’ve read 1984 and thought it very well done, but might have bow to this as his opus.  The simplicity of the setting and tale itself make it a work of art. Hemingway and Cather are lauded for not overdoing their pieces, and this strikes me much the same [...]

The Big Screen: Coming To Hands Near You

My friend has an EVO and with a very large screen.  It’s pretty cool and although it’s bulky, I could probably get used to it.  I think for gaming and media consumption, a broader larger screen adds a lot for consumers.  We are just getting to a point where more and more will be consumed [...]

The 4 Month Settle

Four months at the new job and things are changing…most for the better.  There comes a familiarity with time where people understand you and your personality, your strengths and weaknesses and how you fit.  It’s good to fit, for the most part, but there are times when fitting in really costs you or your company.  [...]

Getting Away From…And Back to Twitter. And Other #SM.

For the better part of two years, I was very ensconced in all things social media.  I saw it as a revolutionary alteration to the world of marketing as I’d known it.  It was more of a hobby than a job, though I did incorporate a few things into my work environment at that point.  Of [...]

Ender’s Game

A long time ago, I saw that Chris Anderson was reading this book and marked it as something that sounded interesting if I wanted to get a little more SciFi in my diet.  It took a LONG time (over two years) before I actually got around to picking it up, due to school and other [...]

Submersive Cultures

There are so many different groups of people that are VERY hardcore about their craft.  I love them and enjoy hearing them.  But ALAS!  They are also often masters of hyperbole and can get a little to wrapped up in their worlds.  I’m told submersive isn’t a word.  Well the world was flat until Copernicus [...]

The Desire of Epic

In most matters, people will often hope for things to be incredible, exciting and once in a lifetime.  This is why people are willing to spend so much on a wedding or on a seemingly seldom occurring event.  Funerals are now cashing in very much the same.
There is a very little piece of our brain [...]

Prose Decomposed #3: Bob Dylan’s It’s All Over Now Baby Blue

You must leave now, take what you need, you think will last
But whatever you wish to keep, you better grab it fast
Yonder stands your orphan with his gun
Crying like a fire in the sun
Look out the saints are comin’ through
And it’s all over now, Baby Blue.
The highway is for gamblers, better use your sense
Take what [...]

Favorites

When people have something or someone that they like better than anyone else, they often don’t choose them based on being the absolute best, even if they are.
Think of your favorite sports athlete.  Your favorite movie.  Your favorite pair of socks.
You’ll find that in many situations, it’s not the actual utility of the thing in question.  It’s [...]

  
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