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    • Why Do Critics Never Like My Favorite Movies? October 25, 2011
      I perused my dvd collection, last night, looking for a fun, mindless movie to play while doing other things not that much more important than not-watching a mindless movie as background noise. I honestly think the idea was have to something on in case someone  should call or IM me to ask what I was doing, … Continue reading →
    • I Rarely Finish Books I Dislike October 14, 2011
      Recently, several of my Goodreads friends asked me how I’m so lucky to only read books that I like enough to rate with 4 or 5 stars. Simple: I rarely finish the books I dislike. Lately, the theme of my life is “life is too short,” and especially for spending 300 pages of my life … Continue reading →
    • Who Remembers 1000 Free Hours of AOL? October 3, 2011
      I remember my sophomore year of high school when I first received those cds from AOL offering hours of free online access. This was back when 33.6k modems were “lightning fast.” Then, I discovered email: “You mean I can send someone an electronic ‘letter,’ just like that? HOW ARE THEY NOT CHARGING FOR THIS?”  One … Continue reading →
    • Let Go of Your Revenge Plot and Get More Sleep September 27, 2011
      The best reason to release the grudges you’re holding is that not doing so silently empowers those who’ve wronged you. Maybe they don’t know it, but you do while you lose mental energy and sleep imagining a Count of Monte Cristo-style revenge story worthy of induction into the canon of classic literature. The fire of … Continue reading →
    • Trying to Get Everyone to Like You Is A Sign of Mediocrity September 23, 2011
      At every level of potential and success, there are naysayers who seek mean-spirited gratification at your expense.The hatred you receive the closer you are to what you want is discouraging, but it’s also something else. Dale Carnegie said “[W]hen you are kicked and criticized, remember that it is often done because it gives the kicker … Continue reading → […]

Why Do Critics Never Like My Favorite Movies?

I perused my dvd collection, last night, looking for a fun, mindless movie to play while doing other things not that much more important than not-watching a mindless movie as background noise. I honestly think the idea was have to something on in case someone  should call or IM me to ask what I was doing, … Continue reading

I Rarely Finish Books I Dislike

Recently, several of my Goodreads friends asked me how I’m so lucky to only read books that I like enough to rate with 4 or 5 stars. Simple: I rarely finish the books I dislike. Lately, the theme of my life is “life is too short,” and especially for spending 300 pages of my life … Continue reading

Who Remembers 1000 Free Hours of AOL?

I remember my sophomore year of high school when I first received those cds from AOL offering hours of free online access. This was back when 33.6k modems were “lightning fast.” Then, I discovered email: “You mean I can send someone an electronic ‘letter,’ just like that? HOW ARE THEY NOT CHARGING FOR THIS?”  One … Continue reading