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NaPoWriMo Day 21: Overheard in a Shopping Center Parking Lot at Christmastime

It was just before Christmas
and the immense shopping center
parking lot was packed
In fact
I didn’t bother moving my car when
after completing… 154 more words


Does Marketing Go Too Far?

“And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.”

As You Like It… 629 more words

Status Quo

Commercialism is changing the ways we build and form relationships.
If we believe it's all about looks, it's way easier to sell. The
sex appeal is easier to sell than love. 224 more words

A New Kind of Christmas

A New Kind of Christmas

Many of my ways of living have evolved through experience and exposure to other ways. One of these ways concerns how to celebrate Christmas. 862 more words

Writing Samples

Doomed to amuse ourselves to death in our post-1984 brave new world

Danyl Mclauchlan writes at The Spinoff about Seeking shelter from the information monsoon.

The whole article is worth reading but ironically: My brain is like a tiny teacup with a firehose gushing into it. 665 more words


Without a Hook

So what’s your angle?, I got asked a lot.

What’s the hook you snag your people in with?

Everyone’s gotta have one, you know.

Everyone’s in the business of busy business, after all. 176 more words

Autism Stuff

Location: Train (Strangers)

Communal spaces of waiting are where you get to see an honest portrait of a person. I take trains and buses regularly enough to be in these zones. 2,021 more words