Browsing All posts tagged under »Writing«

The game of life: there is no way around it.

May 13, 2018

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I suppose this is a very long and unnecessarily elaborate way of saying what most teenagers have probably figured out.

The Right Kind of Writing is Good for You. Bonus: It’s Simple!

February 26, 2015

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There is solid empirical research indicating that the right kind of writing can have a measurable benefit in your life.

On the Remembrance of Things Past: Heading West To Paradise Lost and Found.

October 2, 2014

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Remembering is like heading west to find the Indies, one hopes for Asia, but, in the end, one only ever discovers, colonizes, and exploits a new world.

An Eulogy for Apartment 601: The Incubating Paralysis of Freedom.

June 23, 2014

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The punchline: Apartment 601 is my least favorite apartment I have ever lived in. The story of my stay in that apartment provides one summary of the story of my time in Ottawa.

In My Beginning Is My End: Sounding The Tongue.

February 17, 2014

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I finally figured out what I’m doing around here. By “here”, I mean this blog and, by extension, my other artistic droppings. Perhaps, by “figured out” I really mean “remembered.” I’m sounding the tongue. I’m not sure when I coined the phrase, but it was probably towards the end of my undergrad, when a friend […]

Epilogue / Prologue

November 26, 2013

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If my blog were a novel, I would have ended it with my last post. That post is the perfect period to the run-on sentence of the last 5 years. It also nicely parallels the end of my novella. I might rewrite my blog as a novel someday, but a blog is not a novel, […]

Doubt: The Sunny Pleasant Afternoon of My Soul.

August 10, 2013

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Before I was a writer, I was a reader. I suppose, in the mundane sense of the statement, this is true of anyone who becomes a writer. Reading necessarily comes first. In the same way that we crawl before we walk, we also read before we write. For me, however, there is a slightly less […]