Remember that thing I wrote about writing, and how it is bad for me, and how I wasn’t going to do it much anymore?

One of my coworkers encouraged me to try Dragon NaturallySpeaking, so I gave it a go last weekend and this weekend, and I’m liking it pretty well. I find that it takes me about half as long to compose and complete a blog post compared to typing, and reducing the amount of time involved makes the whole exercise a lot more palatable.

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Review of The Malazan Book of the Fallen

June 4, 2016

It was exactly what it had to be. The Complete Malazan Book of the Fallen is over 3.5 million words. It took me 8 months to read these 10 books, and at many times along the way, I cursed them and grew frustrated at the story lines. There was an entire book that I questioned […]

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Thinking through what I value, and why writing is bad for me

May 7, 2016

I’ve been trying to write a book. I haven’t been trying hard, because I’d probably be half done by now if I had been, but I have tried. I have outlines and notes and a few hundred words written, but I can’t bring myself to sit down and work. This is troublesome. As some of […]

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I would definitely recommend traditional publishing over self-publishing

April 2, 2016

Early on in college, I had a love affair with self-publishing. I loved the idea of putting everything online under the Creative Commons license, sharing what I wrote freely, and self-publishing so people could print my work out if they wanted. I loved the idea of information being free, and I figured that if my […]

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Forgiving the North Side

March 28, 2016

The guy who cuts my hair normally wasn’t available. When I looked at the schedule online, I didn’t see him listed for several weeks, so I sought out the woman who had also cut my hair a couple of times in the last year and who had done a great job. I was dismayed to […]

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Some personal thoughts on financial management

March 24, 2016

Yesterday on Meta-Manage I posted about how to manage your finances in 5 minutes or less per day. I’m always perplexed when someone tells me they don’t budget or look at their financial accounts regularly, but I know one of the reasons people don’t is because it can be daunting and seem like a lot […]

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Oh, right, I’m not in college anymore

March 22, 2016

I started college in 2003 working on a bachelor’s in religious studies. In 2006, I met April and fell in love, and I knew that I was going to need a job and some money before we could get married, so I started pursuing a full-time job and I was hired at Missouri State University […]

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I’m so glad I’m not Daredevil

February 17, 2016

I feel selfish and guilty sometimes for not being like a superhero, but mostly I’m just glad that my life is a whole lot easier than Daredevil’s.

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My life is pretty cool you guys. I should write more about it.

February 14, 2016

I haven’t blogged much in a while, so enjoy this wall of textual updates about everything that has been going on the last few months.

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