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Polarized Expectations

I have two sets of expectations I walk about with every day. Two completely different visions of the outcome of any given event. One is very reasonable. Moderate. My logic runs this expectation calculator: This lasagne will be edible. The Six Flags trip might get rained out. The Wolverine is going to be so bad … Continue reading

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when last we left…

I’m re-reading the Hollows series by the masterful Kim Harrison. I’m trying to glean all the lessons I can from her writing, envious as I am of her immersive world stuffed with characters you can’t help but latch onto and root for heartily. Those big things she’s been successful with are very obvious, but I’m … Continue reading

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Soapbox: Knowing How It Ends

…is very important. Very, very, very important. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. It bears repeating. There is a prevalent disease in modern storytelling (books, TV, and movies all included), one that is a product of the times. While audiences have become more demanding of their entertainment, and more discerning in their … Continue reading

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Danger Stuff

It’s raining pretty hard in the city of Huntsville today. I woke to the sound of my phone blaring a severe weather alert. “OMG MAYBE POSSIBLY FLASH FLOOD YOU NEED TO BE AWAKE FOR THIS” it yelled at me, and it took everything I had not to throw it against the wall. It was raining … Continue reading