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Being Real on the Internet

Being Real on the Internet

Many people know that for the past few years I’ve been leading a guild in the MMO that I play. I don’t really talk about that much with people that I don’t absolutely have to, because it’s definitely not something a lot of people get. Unless you are also an avid gamer, the idea of guilds or clans or what-have-you ventures into a nerd level that does not compute. But this is something that I do and have been doing…

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On the Edge of a Trump Presidency

On the Edge of a Trump Presidency

It’s been two weeks since America went to the ballots and voted in a dumpster fire for president. Two weeks of intense processing on my part, and by processing, I mean two days of crying, three days of drinking with friends and another week or so arguing with people on Facebook. I think there are supposed to be more steps to this grieving process, but I will not be moving on to them anytime soon–I’m happy to sit right here,…

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Independent Bookstore Day!

Independent Bookstore Day!

Yesterday was National Independent Bookstore Day! I was out of town and couldn’t get to one of my favorite bookstores on Saturday, but I did get some pretty awesome books the week before. Here are just a few of the titles that I need to get to over the next couple of weeks (it’s reading, not math homework- I should stop putting it off!) and I’m sure you’ve all got some that you’ve been waiting to get your hands on:…

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Where I Write

Where I Write

For my first official post, I’m diving in on Day 4 of The Front Row Blogs. Our topic this week is “Where I Write,” and  we are showcasing the places where we attempt to write down words and things. This is an ongoing series, and I have links to the other participants (my good ol’ pals from my awesome MFA program) down below. But don’t skip down there. You have to actually read my posts. Thems the rules.  So for…

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