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Thoughts On Turning 29.

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Like almost everyone who has an all-consuming & torrid love affair with productivity, I have a white board which rests on my desk as a backdrop for my laptop.

And I use Expo markers to write down motivational quotes, bill reminders, calendar updates, more bill reminders. But off to the left, I wrote down something I never cared to think about in my early twenties: I wrote the corresponding years when I turn 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, etc.

They are years I neither recognize nor fathom, demanding my attention every time I peel my eyes away from what’s in front of me. They’re finally real-ish. They’re not dates so far into the future I don’t even have to worry about them, as if they were an era & a half away. Those bastards are right around the corner and coming home to roost: a terrifying formlessness taking shape as they drop out of the ether and into my champagne glass every time I toast to a New Year.


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March 22, 2015 at 8:01 pm

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Death, Puppies, And Viral Content – The Case Against Tragedy Porn.

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There’s a fine line between sharing the stories of victims versus pimping out their suffering and death to gain, among other things, a morbid sense of self-righteousness.

At least, I thought there was a fine line. Whenever I go online, all I see is Tragedy Porn. And I’m sick of it.  Read the rest of this entry »

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February 17, 2012 at 2:46 pm

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