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Holi-Duped: Retail Rebellion

Holi-Duped: Retail Rebellion

“Eight days of Hanukkah, come let’s celebrate!” the voices sing. “Mind control…in sales and marketing, is simply the process of using natural human predispositions to break down defense barriers that are obstacles in the sales process,” Big Business declares. “Silent night, holy night. All is calm, all is bright,” the carolers croon. “Crack the psychological [Continue]

Gratitude Doesn’t Suck

Gratitude Doesn’t Suck

“Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” -Dale Carnegie, motivational speaker and author of How To Win Friends & Influence People Her smile was still that of a child. Cherubic, bright-eyed. Recently homeless, she had been molested and raped on the streets of Philadelphia after running away from an abusive [Continue]

I Have a Halloweener

I Have a Halloweener

I love Halloween. Surprised? Why? Because it says on the homepage that I’m a Christian? Shouldn’t I shut my doors, turn off the lights, and curse the heathens in the darkness? Isn’t that what Christians do on Halloween? Maybe some do. Not this guy. Why? Because Halloween is as much about worshiping Satan as any [Continue]

The Horrific (Horror Fic?) Secret Project Revealed!

The Horrific (Horror Fic?) Secret Project Revealed!

I love reading Horror, yet I never took a stab at writing Horror, until recently. Part of the reason is because, though I love to read it, a good horror story idea had never lept into my brain. Until recently. Then it happened twice. (If this were a horror movie, that realization would have sounded [Continue]

How to Have Creative Intercourse

How to Have Creative Intercourse

How to begin creatively? Hm. The direct question approach? “Are you creative?” Nah. Too infomercial. The smug, know-it-all way? “The only creative thing about creativity is the definition by those who don’t have it of those who do.” Blech. Creative beginning, creative beginning… Creativity is like masturbation. Everyone does it, few harness it, and fewer [Continue]

Between Pain and Peace

Between Pain and Peace

    “Life is pain…Anyone who tells you different is selling something.” -The Man in Black, The Princess Bride I am a psychotherapist. I have worked with kids who have been in situations like being raped, locked in closets for days, whipped with electrical cords dipped in hot grease or had their parents killed by [Continue]

The Free Fuel of Will

The Free Fuel of Will

The world was different once. Dragons soared in the skies and aided the kingdom of man. The Empire prospered, magic was in a time of renaissance, the Imperial army kept peace and order throughout the realm, and the Dragoknight Legion at its head was beloved by all. So it was for an age. That age [Continue]

A Paradise Outside, a Peace Inside

A Paradise Outside, a Peace Inside

        “There is more pleasure in making a garden than in contemplating a paradise.” – Anne Eleanor Scott-James, Lady Lancaster One of Britain’s first women journalists How did you spend last summer? I spent it moving nine tons of chopped asphalt. Sure, I did other things, but the asphalt was a big [Continue]

The Day I Married My Sister: A Pictorial Retrospective

The Day I Married My Sister: A Pictorial Retrospective

  Original posted 10/3/09 on Blogger. * For the full effect click here now for the processional song, then minimize your player.  I awoke nervous on the morning of September 25th.I am no stranger to speaking at weddings. I gave the Best Man’s toast at my brother’s wedding. I was the Master of Ceremonies at a [Continue]

Better Than Santa Himself

Better Than Santa Himself

Original posted 12/22/09 on Blogger Sure, Christians like me should think of Christ first when we think of Christmas. Of course most people think of Santa Clause first; Big Red is big this time of year, and he has more press. But in our house, as the air crisps and the tree goes up, our [Continue]

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