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Character’s that don’t listen are just imitating people in real life

I read something odd. It was a short book about people having these verbal battles with each other on a psychological level. It wasn’t all that great, because each time one of the characters said something true about the other … Continue reading

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Retribution Inequality

I saw a question/frustration posed by someone in a writing group that piqued my thoughts (and a response) about retribution. It happened over a month ago, but it has stayed on my mind and will continue to stay there as … Continue reading

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The idea that people are people

I was listening to a certain speaker one morning as he was talking about a subject near and dear to all of us. He pointed out some examples of the way people have treated each other in the past, present, … Continue reading

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People names

I’m always trying to think of unconventional names. I have a rather strong background in Japanese entertainment (that’s code for watching too many cartoons in the past), and so many of the names I use in my works are either … Continue reading

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When a plot point is dumb

Happens far too often. There’s an anime currently being aired in Japan called Phi-Brain. I like it quite a bit. The adventures and point of the show is the main character is a pretty smart guy who has to solve … Continue reading

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Don’t blame shipping times on the guy in China

Words to live by: Haters are gonna hate. I’ve only seen a few hateful reviews in my life that were deserved. The ones that were deserved ended with a statement saying the book/movie/etc. was so bad, you have to see … Continue reading

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Helping without helping

Help often comes in tangible ways. But just as prevalent is the kind of help given where nothing tangible is given or received. It’s felt. Emotional help, lending a listening ear, and just telling someone: “You’re doing it right”, can … Continue reading

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Communication is a powerful thing

Whether it’s children, friends, readers, spouses, communication is a fundamental part of human interaction. In an era where self-publishing is rising, the internet is ubiquitous, and the social world is being stitched together, there is more interaction among people off … Continue reading

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Give children complicated devices

Does everything need to be simple enough for a child or a grandmother to use? Most things have a place. I’m sure there is a place for simple items. A needed one, that well-serves many. But more recently there is … Continue reading

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Indirect communication has benefits

There always seems to be an argument over whether electronic communications are good or bad for our communication skills with other people. I’m going to ignore that debate for this, and talk about something else. The benefit to not seeing, … Continue reading

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