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  • Oom Paul Pipe

    Reese’s Pieces

    One day, not that long ago, my friend John jumped onto Slack to announce “I found Reese’s Pieces.” I joked that it sounded like a tragedy until I saw the title case, but “I found Reese’s pieces” would be a great opening line. He said it sounded noir, and so I wrote a short story.

    Tags: short story, fiction

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    New Book Sneak Peek

    Okay, so this is different, but I thought it would be fun to put out a sneak peek of one of the chapters I was just working on for my book.

    Tags: book, writing, horror, Bible

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  • Jeremy and a Pipe

    NaNoWriMo and How I Quit Before it Began

    This year, I signed up for — and then quit — NaNoWriMo in all of twenty-four hours.

    Tags: writing, creating

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  • Keychron K1

    A Short Dissertation on Mechanical Keyboards

    Seeing as I've been busy working on my first novel, I thought I'd take a break from trying to be creative or inspirational to sing the praises of my favorite keyboards.

    Tags: keyboards, review, gear, writing

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  • Outdoor Writing Setup

    Why I’m Trying to Write Fiction

    So, I’m trying to write fiction again after… many years, and it feels scary, new, and interesting all at once.

    Tags: writing

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  • Good Sh*t

    Arbitrary Deadlines and Turning 40

    For so much of my life, I’ve been obsessed with early success and setting up random deadlines for myself. What if some careers or lives require the kind of experience and learning that we can only get from time and failure?

    Tags: creating

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  • BJJ Tournament

    The Importance of Staying Uncomfortable

    I wrestled in high school and a little in college. I was never that good, but I did learn (perhaps, because I was never that good) to embrace discomfort.

    Tags: creating, running, wrestling, bjj

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  • IMG 1948

    Article #1

    This first article, coming back after a couple years and a full redesign, feels so momentous.

    Tags: personal

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  • Michael caine jaws

    Michael Caine was in the Worst Jaws

    “I have never seen the film, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific.” Michael Caine, in an interview talking about Jaws: the Revenge

    Tags: old stuff, creating

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    Another Lesson Learned While Running in Public

    I have a favorite running path that I go to for all my long runs that you can run for three to fifteen miles. The magic result of this “extend-your-own-course” path is you never know where anybody is at in their run.

    Tags: old stuff, creating, running

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