Author Archives: andy9279

A Humble Thomas Ligotti Tribute…

I recall a few choice moments in my life when I began to realize my own cosmic insignificance. I distinctly recall the moment that the idea that space goes on forever actually registered with me. I recall finding a litter … Continue reading

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Weaning Myself Off Politics

I’m a bit of a hermit online.  I don’t use social media except for this blog. The only place I recently still interacted with people online was in YouTube comments, and one of my resolutions for this year was to stop … Continue reading

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Hello Again

It has been a while, about two years. I think writing this occasionally does me good, even though I have no idea if anyone is reading it. My problem with social media like Facebook was I KNEW a lot of … Continue reading

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I’m Taking A Year Off To Read Books, Because I Can

For several months now I’ve taken a step back and tried to ask myself what matters most to me in my life. When I pare away everything that doesn’t matter, the answer is dangerously close to nothing at all. This … Continue reading

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2014, A Review of Books Read

Over the past year I managed to read 42 books; 25 novels, 17 short story collections. Several of these were books I’ve wanted to tackle for years, some were pleasant surprises that just came up spontaneously. In order (from my … Continue reading

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Autumn Thoughts During an Autumn Graveyard Walk

There’s a really nice cemetery near where I live, but the main entrance is gained by a busy road without a sidewalk, so I’ve never explored it, despite living here for almost a decade. On the morning of Octobert 29th, … Continue reading

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Music For Those Afraid to Feel, And Those Not

About five years ago I got a telephone call from a total stranger. They were in Alabama and wanted to let me know that an ex-boyfriend and dear friend of mine had died. We had a long distance relationship for … Continue reading

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A Farewell to Old Computers, and Brick-and-Mortar Stores Too?

I haven’t actually purchased a computer since 2006, they were getting slow and I decided it was time I upgraded. Still, when you have a thing for such a long time it becomes familiar, a part of your life. I … Continue reading

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Snooty Art Majors and Locking Away Arts from the Masses

Recently I attended an awards ceremony for the students majoring in literature at my sister’s college. She won an award for her senior thesis, my parents were quite proud. She and I are the first generation in our family to … Continue reading

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Gettting Rid of Things, Minimizing and Downsizing My Life

Having too much stuff is overrated and feels like a burden to me at this point in my life. A good example of this is my three computers. At home I have two main desktops, but one of these is … Continue reading

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