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Taking a beat

It’s been almost a week since I posted on here. I know. WHOA. Note that I am taking deep breaths here–in, out, in, out. So here is my confession: I was depressed. 711 more words


Skipping Ahead

I love books.

And when I say I love books, I mean that I am obsessed. Ever since childhood I became addicted to stories. I became addicted to the seperate realities of different worlds that have inhibited my mind…and seemingly never left. 708 more words

Wisdom & Growth

The Bookie Man

A good book should leave you… slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it.“~William Styron, interview, Writers at Work, 1958… 347 more words


On smoking

I had just come from one of the last (but hopefully un-few) bike rides I can have along Filipinas Avenue. Something not quite a drizzle was happening; with each droplet of water that tapped upon my skin, I felt the sky was locked in an increasingly embarrassing mission to elicit a less-than-proper reaction from me. 1,139 more words


Anonymous: Behind the mask with Kylie Ochoa

Anonymous is, yes, Anonymous. Legion. An Idea.

Sure, but only until its carbon-based avatars get run to Earth and shown to the world via poorly-lit and unflattering mugshots. 4,160 more words


Beginning IV

Anyway, ten years ago, what occupied my every waking thought was the text exchange between me and Sarah the night before. A more accurate description could be ‘subtexting’, because the true meanings hidden inside those electronic missives were designed to prolong the contact (from my side at least). 627 more words


Chapter Eight

The Power of Divine Manure

 The next parable is quite unique from the other parables in one respect.  It has its true-life parallel in the book of Matthew. 2,161 more words