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I Have a Theory

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What if all the things you’re afraid of are things that killed you or hurt you in a previous life? I had a lot of irrational fears when I was little. Among them: spiders (okay, maybe not so irrational) lighting matches heights lightning One day, I started trying to figure out why I was terrified to light a match. Grown-ups …

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What’s in a Name?

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Answer the following question: If you could choose your name, what would you pick? Seems like such a simple question, right? As I tried to answer it recently, I sat with my fingers poised over the keyboard, waiting for the answer to come. It didn’t. Every possible choice tied me up in angst-filled existential knots. For the record, let me state that …

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Why I Write

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Because you can’t drink all the time. Just kidding. Of course you can. I write because I suck at everything else.  Have you seen what comes off the stove when I try to cook? Have you ever eaten something I pull out of the oven? You don’t want to. Those “nailed it” memes are the story of my life. I …

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Welcome to the Jungle

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The jungle… that’s how I view the world of website ownership and management. I used to think my job was just to write. Stories, books, memoirs, heck, even poems if that’s what it took.  But the world is different now. Thirteen-year-olds successfully create and operate websites, and I’m not about to be outdone by someone who wasn’t even alive when …