In Defense of Violence: Ancient Japanese/Chinese/Internet Proverbs

I often reflected on a proverb. I cannot say when I first came upon it. Maybe I read it in a translated Japanese text, or was it Mandarin? There's about a thirty-percent chance that it had Cantonese origins.  Though it's more likely that it was a meme of mysterious origins (scrawled with ball-point pen on …

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On Famine Farming

I once had a garden. A dream of one before that. It was a small garden, at first. Okay, just four tomato plants that I had bought at the Home Depot. Though it consisted of four humble plants that I repotted to a larger planter, it was my garden. I watered it faithfully, and waited …

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Happy New Year, Readers!!!

How I felt the majority of 2016: I'd like to take a moment to reflect on 2016... There that's it. I've taken the moment. Thanks for nothing you dick punch of a year! Now on to the hopefulness that the new year brings. For many of us this is the time to make resolutions, though …

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On Writing…or whatever it is that I do.

I was recently drafting a premise for a post. It was one that I felt particularly sure about at the moment of its inception. It was one that arose out of a fire that had been building and consuming my thoughts. I was so sure that the premise was based on a truth, and so …

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