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Not Just Talking

In 1959, I was a Freshman at East Haven High School, taking English in the college course.   The major project in Freshman English was a term paper.  If you can believe it, I chose to write on The Basic Characteristics … Continue reading

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Contact

. Have you heard about the Dial-A-Prayer for atheists?  You call 1-800-xxx-xxx and it rings but no one answers – Well traveled anonymous joke . I find this near one-liner to be extremely funny, even though it describes my relationship … Continue reading

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Getting Unstuck

I am going through a period of Poster’s Block.  Monday night, I started on three different topics for Top Sites Tuesday … and gave up on all three.   They seemed like fresh ideas when the first appeared on my mental … Continue reading

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On Blogging … and Being Read

I know people who, when asked, Why do you write? answer, Because I have to.  Even though I love writing, I’m apparently not one of those people.  I dabbled in fiction writing for years without ever becoming fully committed to … Continue reading

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Behind the Bedroom Door

If it’s there, it waits behind the bedroom door until the house is dark.  Mom thinks I’m asleep as she tiptoes into her room to sleep alone, so she turns out the hall light.  Electricity costs money and money doesn’t … Continue reading

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Nightmares

Did you have nightmares when you were a kid?  I did.   According to WebMD, nightmares are most common in preschoolers (children aged 3-6 years) because this is the age at which normal fears develop and a child’s imagination is very … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Play

Douglas is the son of a successful playwright, given to soliloquies on just about anything, from the convergence of the exteriority and the interiority of a writers’ colony he’s frequented to the death of postmodernism and the rise of magic … Continue reading

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Reading Aloud

Within six months of starting my first job as an engineer in 1966, I was required to give a presentation on some work I was doing at a customer review.  I’m sure I was a nervous wreck but what I … Continue reading

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On (Not) Blogging

I am a fairly successful engineering consultant.  That is my vocation.  Blogging is my avocation, which I suppose is just a highfalutin way to say hobby.  When someone I know goes on and on about hating their job, I’ve been … Continue reading

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1,000

According to my Good Buddy, Wikipedia, the decimal representation for one thousand is 1,000—a one followed by three zeros, in the general notation ; 1 × 103—in engineering notation, which for this number coincides with : 1 × 103 exactly—in scientific normalized … Continue reading

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